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Chico State is offering virtual application assistance workshops for fall 2021 via Zoom from 3-5 p.m. on December 3.  Here is the link:


Click on these links for information about other colleges and universities below:

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UC Davis

Sac State

Sacramento City College


Student sitting on a bench and smiling to the cameraStanford University Virtual Information Sessions
Stanford Community Conversations: A series of virtual information sessions providing culturally inclusive and relevant information about Stanford’s admission process, community centers, and diverse student body. Each day will be dedicated to learning about distinct centers and resources on campus and include two afternoon sessions, focusing on admission and financial aid information, services and resources of the associated center, as well as student experiences and opportunities. Each of these sessions is open to students of ALL backgrounds, regardless of how they may identify. We especially encourage participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islander Americans, and first-generation college students.
For more information and registration:

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University & College Accountability Network (U-CAN)

Find the College That's Right for You . . . 

Choosing to go to college is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.  Selecting the college that best fits your intellectual, professional, and extracurricular interests; values and personality; and financial circumstances is crucial to academic success.

More than ever, as tuition costs continue to grow, families are focused on getting the best value for their dollar.  The first step is finding the right information to make the right college choice.

U-CAN Explore the profiles of hundreds of private, nonprofit colleges and universities: provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college and career paths and enables educators to track their progress
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

The Common Application is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.

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FAFSA - Need money for college?
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Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.

March 2 - Final deadline to submit FAFSA online for the 2021-2022 academic year


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

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.  


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Several factors enter in to the college selection process.
• Basic Questions Regarding College Selection
• The College Visit
• Consider an alternate route to Your Dream School