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College & Career Preparation

College and Career

 

Welcome!

 

Are you considering college? Are you interested in finding a job?

You have come to the right place! Here you can find information and resources to help you decide!

 

 

California Community Colleges:

 

Community Colleges are a great place to start your higher education. They offer a variety of associate degrees, certificates, and now a few even offer bachelor’s degrees!

 

Many students attend community college to complete lower division courses, and then transfer to a university to complete their Bachelor’s degree. This is a much cheaper option, and it also helps prepare you for University coursework. Transfer students do not need to take the SAT or ACT.

 

“A Degree with a Guarantee”

There is a program available to California community college students that guarantee admission to a CSU! It is a special associate degree for transfer. It is currently limited to certain majors. These majors are listed on the program website: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/Degrees.aspx

 

There are many community college campuses located in California. Fortunately some of the best are very close to Culver City! Click on the links below for application information:

 

 

 

 

California State University (CSU):

 

Most careers require at least a Bachelor’s degree. If you are serious about obtaining a Bachelor’s degree, you may want to consider a CSU. A CSU is a great choice if you want a high quality education that is much cheaper than a UC or private university.

 

CSU campuses are located all throughout California. If you don’t want to travel too far from home, they have a few campuses located in Los Angeles County. Below are the links to the freshman requirements page for each university:

 

  • REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION:
  1. Specific courses taken in High School. Please visit https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/subjects.asp for a list of these courses. These courses need to be completed with at least a C or better.
  2. SAT or ACT test completion.
  3. Graduation from High School.

*For more information about general CSU requirements, please visit: https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/

 

SAT or ACT?

 

CSU campuses use either the SAT or the ACT to  determine your “eligibility index”. The eligibility index is a weighted combination of your High School GPA (10th-12th grade) and your SAT or ACT test score.

 

  • SAT: The SAT is a standardized aptitude test. It consists of reading, writing, and math sections that test your verbal and reasoning abilities. Please visit https://sat.collegeboard.org/home for more information on the test, practice resources, and scheduling.

      *Fee waivers are available for those who qualify! Please visit: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers for more

information.

  • ACT: The ACT is an achievement test that measures what you have learned in high school. It consists of english, math, reading, and science sections. It also has an optional writing test that is not required by CSU campuses for admission. Please visit http://www.actstudent.org/ for more information on the test, practice resources, and scheduling.

 

*These tests are often taken during the spring semester of your junior year in High School. This will provide you with an opportunity to retake the test, if needed, in the fall semester of your senior year. Your last opportunity to take the tests is in December (You must register one month before).

                       

  • APPLYING TO A CSU:

Applications for Fall 2016 will open October 1st! The deadline to submit these applications is on November 30th!!!

                                   

CSU campuses use the website www.csumentor.edu for applications.

The CSU Mentor website has many resources, including:

  • Applying online. Click here for instructions.
  • Information to explore all the CSU campuses and majors.
  • High school planner (Assists 9th-12th graders in planning to meet the college entrance requirements).
  • Financial aid
  • ACT and SAT information

                       

*You can log on to CSU Mentor and create an account today!