California State University (CSU)
    How to Complete Your CSU Application Video by Mr. Alstot

    Cal State Apply - This site will give you information regarding CSU admissions and applications, CSU Eligibility, Impacted Majors and Campuses. The application window is from October 1st to November 30th. Students must meet eligibility requirements according to the CSU Index.

    University of California (UC)
    How to Complete Your UC Application Video by Mr. Alstot

    UC Video Resources from each campus

    University of California - This site will provide information regarding the University of California application and admission process, eligibility requirements, campus information, and personal statement tips. The application window is from October 1st to November 30th. Placement tests may be required after admission offers are received. Be sure to meet all deadlines for transcript requests, placement tests, etc. Check your student portals often.

    Personal Insight Questions - Check this link for Personal Insight Question (PIQ) requirements and tips.

    Private Colleges & Universities

    Private colleges and universities typically require an application, essays, test score reports, teacher recommendations, and possibly more. Since requirements vary, please visit the specific college websites for more detailed information.

    Common Application - a uniform college application used to make the process much easier without having to complete individual college application forms. Many colleges may require a supplemental application.

    Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)

    Out of State Schools- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Discount

    Western Undergraduate Exchange Program - a program that allows students who are residents of California to enroll at participating colleges outside of California at a reduced tuition rate. Often times, out of state fees are reduced by 50% at participating schools.

    2023-2024 WUE Participating Schools


    Guide for Visiting College Campuses: Campus Visits + Questions to Ask

    Request a Letter of Recommendation - Use this form to request a letter of recommendation from counselors or teachers. Download the PDF, fill it out (by typing into it), save it under a new file name, and then email it to whoever you need a letter of recommendation from. Remember to follow up with a thank you card or email.