College & Post-Secondary Guide

College System Application Timeframe(s) Application Website SAT or ACT Requirement Subject Test Requirements Letters of Recommendation
UC System

October 1: begin your application

November 1-30: you may submit your application

www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Yes

November or December testing. Check individual campuses for specific details.

No

Check specific school & major for subject test recommendations

No
CSU System October 1-November 30 www.csumentor.edu

Yes

November or December testing. Check individual campuses for specific details.

No No
Private Colleges in California Varies

www.aiccu.edu or www.commonapp.org

Note: Not all private schools use the Common Application

Yes Varies Yes
Private Schools out of California Varies

Check individual campus websites for Undergraduate Admissions or www.commonapp.org

Note: Not all private schools use the Common Applications

Yes Varies Yes
Trade Schools Varies Check individual campus websites for Admissions information Varies No Varies
Community Colleges Spring of Senior Year

Check individual campus websites for local admissions at www.losrios.edu

Explore all California Community Colleges at www.californiacommunitycollege.cccco.edu

Not Required but Recommended No No
Military On going See school website for more information Varies No Varies

Be sure to check the individual campus websites regarding Undergraduate Admissions requirements for your campuses of interest.

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