CSU`s vs. UC`S - Glendale High School

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By
Marjani Chidinma, CSU Los Angeles
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University of California
California State University’s
Differences
Admissions
How to Apply
Tips
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1. Popularity
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2. Athletic teams
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3. Location
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4. Student trends
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4 years of English
3 years of Math (4 recommended)
2 years of U.S. History / Social Science
2 years of Science (3 recommended)
2 years of Foreign Language
(3 recommended)
1 year of Visual Performing Arts
1 year of a College Preparatory Elective
UC FACTS
 10 campuses – only 9 open for
undergraduates
 Target upper 12% of high
school students
 Minimum GPA is 3.0
 Application criteria is based
upon:
 A-G Courses and GPA
 SAT Reasoning or ACT with
Writing
 SAT Subject Tests
 Extracurricular Activities
and Involvement
 Personal Statement
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www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
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Fall filing period is November 1–30
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The University strongly encourages applicants to
use the online application
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Students must inform each campus of any
changes to information reported on application
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Students must respond to all inquiries for
information from each campus
CSU CAMPUSES'
• Each Campus is unique
(separately accredited)
• CSU campuses have distinct
student populations and
programs
 “Learn by doing”
 Applied and Practical
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www.csumentor.edu
Application Fee of $55.00/Fee Waiver
Applications are accepted from October 1st
to November 30th
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Majority of 4 year colleges require SAT or ACT for admission
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PSAT – Pre Scholastic AptitudethTest provides
practice before SAT
th
(test at high school in fall of 10 or 11 grade)
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PLAN – Provides thpractice before American College Test ACT (test at
high school in 10 grade)
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SAT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission test for reading, writing,
& math skills (test in 11th and/or 12th grade)
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SAT Subject Tests – UC & Private College admission subject tests and
varies by college (test after course is completed)
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ACT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission
test forthEnglish, reading,
th
writing, math, & science skills (test in 11 and/or 12 grade)
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MAINTAIN GOOD GRADES
THROUGHOUT YOUR SENIOR
YEAR
 Most acceptance letters are
provisional, meaning that
your admission status can be
affected by your senior year
Communicate with your
counselors and your campus (es)
admission department
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TOUR THE CAMPUSES YOUR ARE
INTERESTED IN.
Begin compiling a list of
possible scholarships.
 Attend college fairs and
parent nights.
 Make contact with
university representatives.
 Do not limit your choices.
 Take the SAT’s/ACT early.
 Always meet the given
deadlines.
 Get familiar with college
prep and campus websites
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Marjani Chidinma
Outreach and Recruitment Services
Cal State Los Angeles
(323) 343-3388
Web: www.calstatela.edu
Email: [email protected]
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