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Admission testing is generally required for those students that are applying to a four year college or university directly out of high school. The minimum requirement is generally the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT. Most colleges will accept either one.  
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9th Grade: No testing recommended
10th Grade: PSAT - If possible, we recommend students take the PSAT in the 10th grade and then repeat it in the 11th grade.
                    SAT Subject Tests – Possibly for students who are strong in Biology and/or Chemistry and are considering            using Biology and/or Chemistry as one of their   subject tests.
11th Grade: Fall: PSAT - Given in October. 11th graders that take the PSAT, will be in the running for the National Merit Scholarship. Results are given to students by the school counselor.
Spring: ACT, SAT Reasoning Test and/or SAT Subject Tests for those students wishing to post an early score and to allow a chance to retake in fall of 12th grade. This is the recommended time for taking the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History.
12th Grade: Students planning to apply directly to a 4 year college need to test by December. Some highly competitive universities (including Cal Poly SLO and CSU San Diego), require that testing be completed by October of the senior year.
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West Sacramento residents who have
graduated from a Washington Unified
School District High School within the last
six months will be able to attend their first
two years at any Sacramento City College
(SCC) location (SCC-main campus, West
Sacramento Center, or Davis Center) fee-
free (12-15 units per semester)
5 Easy Steps to Apply for 2022-2023:
1. Determine your eligibility:
 Are you a current resident of West Sac?
 Did you/will you graduate from high school between June - December 2022?
 Do you plan to enroll in Sacramento City College for the Spring 2023
semester full-time (between 12-15 units)?
2. Apply to Sacramento City College.
3. Apply for West Sacramento Promise Program starting November 1st.
4. Apply for FAFSA or the California Dream Act (CADAA) and California College
Promise Grant (CCPG).
5. Enroll in 12 or more units for the Spring 2023 semester.
5 Things to do to make your college applicaton stand out

5 Things to do to make your college applicaton stand out

1) Secure Strong Letters of Recommendation
2) Write a Compelling Personal Statement.
3) Manage your social media presence.
4) Opt for an Early Admission Plan.
5) Get a High SAT/ACT Score

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west sacramento college promise program

west sacramento college promise program

West Sacramento College Promise Program

Are you a recent West Sacramento high school graduate?
Residents of the City of West Sacramento who graduated from a High School from the Washington Unified School District within the last 6 months will be able to attend two years at any Sacramento City College (SCC) location (Main Campus, West Sacramento Center, or Davis Center) fee-free (12 or more units).
The application for the Fall 2022 semester will be available March 1, 2022.


Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.
advanced education at sacramento city college for high school students

advanced education at sacramento city college for high school students

I’ve had a few questions about spring enrollment for Advanced Education students and the vaccination requirement in Los Rios which includes Sacrameto City College. Students must upload proof of vaccination and be cleared prior to being enrolled in in-person classes. They do this in eServices, there’s a tile that says COVID 19 Vaccination Status. They just take a picture of there card, answer the questions, and upload the picture. If students have in-person classes on their Advanced Education form and they are not cleared, they will not be enrolled. Students will be notified of the steps they need to take. Students enrolling in fully online classes do not need to upload proof of vaccination.

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About the California College Guidance Initiative

The California College Guidance Initiative manages, the state of California’s official college and career planning platform, which is free to all California educators, students, and families.

The Initiative is a nonprofit, funded in part by the state of California, that partners with school districts across the state to advance local college and career readiness goals. Learn more about the Initiative’s mission, goals, and approach.

How Can High School Students Use

The platform provides high school students the tools to match their interests and skills to postsecondary college and career opportunities. They can take career assessments and use search tools to develop college, major, and career lists, write goals and journals, track activities, and read a variety of age-appropriate content to develop and expand their knowledge on all college, career, and financial aid planning topics. Students can also launch Cal State Apply, CCCApply, and FAFSA.

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The Common Application

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University of California




August 1

Begin your UC application online



November 1 - 30

Submit your UC application (all applications must be submitted online)

January 4
Online application update opens for transfer applicants to report final fall grades and in-progress or planned coursework (priority deadline is January 31)



March 1
Notification of fall admission decisions begins



March 2

Submit your FAFSA or Dream Act application



Mid March - May 1

View admissions notification online



May 1

Freshmen: Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)



June 1

Transfers: submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)


Late September

Instruction begins



July 1
For students admitted for fall: Final, official transcripts must be sent to the campus admissions office. Transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 1.



July 15
Official AP, IB examination results must be sent to the campus admissions office. Test scores must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 15.





Our admission guidelines are designed to ensure you are well-prepared to succeed at UC.

If you're interested in entering the University of California as a freshman, you'll have to satisfy these requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses) with a letter grade of C or better, with at least 11 courses finished prior to the beginning of your last year of high school.

    The 15 courses are:

    a. History

    2 years

    b. English

    4 years

    c. Mathematics

    3 years

    d. Laboratory science

    2 years

    e. Language other than English
    *or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction

    2 years*

    f. Visual and performing arts

    1 year

    g. College-preparatory elective
    (chosen from the subjects listed above or another course approved by the university)

    1 year

  2. Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.4 if you're a nonresident) in these courses with no grade lower than a C. Learn how to calculate the UC freshman GPA »
  3. Meet the examination requirement by taking the ACT Plus Writing or SAT with Essay by December of your senior year. We don't require SAT Subject Tests, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them, and you can use subject tests to satisfy the "a-g" requirements listed above.  


Please note: This information is subject to change. If you need more detailed information, please contact the campus admissions office directly.
Find out which CSU campuses are currently accepting applications, which majors are
open or closed, and read any notices from the campus(es) you’re interested in.

   Priority Application Filing Period
Winter 2023
   June 1 - June 30, 2022
Spring 2023
   August 1 - August 31, 2022
Fall 2023
   October 1 - November 30, 2022


February 1 - Los Rios Applications available online for Fall 2022 enrollment


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Program Description

The SESI program focuses on Latinx and low-income students that are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our program prides itself on creating a sincere solid sense of family so our students feel welcomed. We have dedicated counselors, peer mentors, STEM industry field trips, assistance with books and tutoring that is available to our SESI participants.  SESI is focused on helping students transition from high school to college and ultimately program completion, earn a STEM Certificate/ Associates Degree and/or transfer to a CSU or UC. 

Sacramento City College SESI Project