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APPLYING TO California State University and University of California systems
California State University

Application Period
All CSU applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM, November 30th. Go to www.californiacolleges.edu log in, and then open CSU Mentor to complete your application.

It's important to take your time filling out the application. Be sure to have all the information you need close at hand. Review your responses and check for accuracy.

UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA

Application Period
All UC applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM, November 30th.

It's important to take your time filling out the application. Be sure to have all the information you need close at hand. Review your responses and check for accuracy.
 

The Personal Insight Questions: What do you want UC to know about you? Here’s your chance to tell them in your own words.  There is no right or wrong way to answer these questions: It’s about getting to know your personality, background, interests and achievements in your own unique voice.
 
For more information please go to http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/freshman/index.html.  We have also attached a handout from UC with general information at the bottom. 
 
 
College Admissions Testing

All four year colleges and universities require students to take either the SAT or ACT as part of the admissions process. All testing must be completed by the end of December of the student's senior year. Students taking tests in December must indicate the date on their college applications and make sure they send their scores to the colleges they have applied to.  However, some colleges will not accept December test scores so students are encouraged to check with their colleges for appropriate deadlines.

Things You'll Need When Filling Out the Application

It's a good idea to have everything prepared before you start your application so you're not trying to track down information at the last minute. Here's what you'll need:
 
  • Transcripts.
  • Test scores: SAT, ACT, SAT Subject, AP & IB.
  • Annual income for the 2017 tax year (your parents' if you're a dependent; yours if you're independent.) This is optional unless you're applying for a fee waiver or for the Educational Opportunity Program.
  • Social Security, DACA, Alien Registration number, if applicable.
  • Statewide Student ID (optional).
  • Credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your payment.
 
 
Important Dates and Deadlines

October: Application opens for fall. Go to www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply

Nov. 1-30: Filing period for fall. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30.

Dec. 10: All admissions testing must be completed.

Oct. 1: Filing period opens for Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.gov

March 1-31: Notification of fall admission decisions.

March 2: Deadline for applicants for all terms to submit FAFSA.

May 1: Deadline for fall admitted freshmen to submit the Statement of Intent to Register to their chosen campus.

July 1-31: Filing period for winter quarter/spring semester.

July 15: Final official transcripts due at campus admissions offices for students admitted for fall.


Taken from the UC website