Applying to CSU, UC, or Private
Applying to colleges can be a confusing task with each college or university having their own deadlines and different applications, fortunately there are some useful websites that can help in your application process. These are only a few of the resources available to you, many more can be found on the web.
Applying to a California State University
CSUMentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.
CSUMentor has four sections that are important for students to be successful in preparing for college. Under the "Plan for College" tab, students are able to map their college path as early as the 6th grade and follow their plan through high school, and community college. Students will learn about the CSU requirements, tests, and application deadlines. The "Explore Campuses" tab allows students to determine which campus is best for them based on interests and needs. The "Apply Online" tab is the standard CSU application process that all campuses use for admission. Students must submit this online application during the announced application filing periods in order to be considered for admission to the campus of their choice. Once a student submits an application, campuses communicate with the student directly and inform them of upcoming deadlines. The "Financial Aid" tab describes the different types of financial aid available and provides students with information on how to apply for aid. Students wishing to be considered for aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 2.
CSUMentor is free to use. The student will only pay the application fee charged by the CSU campus when an application for admission is submitted. All personal data entered by the user is not released without the user's express consent, and data entered in a planner can be transferred easily to an online application for admission. For more information about your privacy rights on CSUMentor, be sure to read the CSUMentor Privacy Statement.
Applying to a University of California
If you are looking for information about the University of California campuses or would like to find answers to questions about the admissions requirements, how to apply, important dates and deadlines, or find out about the personal statement click here.
- List of Campuses Thinking about which University of California campus or campuses to apply to can be an exciting, thought-provoking and possibly intimidating process. You have nine choices available. That means nine geographic locations, tempos and personalities to consider
- Campus Tours Here you can find information about UC campus tours and virtual online tours.
Applying to a Private School
If you are planning to apply to one of the private schools or universities you may need to fill out a Common Application. You can click on the Common Application link to be redirected to the Common Application web site. Each private school has specific deadlines and admissions requirement and we encourage you to look at their website for specific information.
The information on this page was compiled from http://www.calstate.edu/, http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/, and https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx. For up to date information please visit the direct site by clicking on the direct links.