Another option in the area is Sierra College. The Rocklin campus offers on-campus housing.
California State University (CSU)
The CSU system consists of 23 campuses throughout the state. To be eligible for CSUs you must complete specific classes usually referred to as A-G classes. You must earn a C or better in each of those classes. Also, you must take either the SAT or the ACT. Keep in mind that some campuses/programs are impacted which means that they receive more applications then they can accommodate. This results in additional requirements for the school/program.
The UC system consists of 10 campuses (1 campus is not open to undergraduates). To be eligible for UCs you must complete specific classes (A-G), earn a grade point average of a 3.0 or better, and take the SAT with essay or the ACT plus writing by December of your senior year.
Private colleges and universities are all over the country. They are generally more expensive than the public school systems but don’t let that scare you. They have a lot of money to give as financial aid (institutional grants and scholarships). They also have different requirements than the CSUs and UCs so even if you are not eligible to apply to one of those, you may still be eligible to apply to a private institution.
You can use the Common Application to apply to multiple institutions with a single application. Currently, more than 700 colleges and universities accept the Common App. Check out the list of campuses on The Common App.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are located all over the country. They were established to primarily serve African American students but have always allowed admission to students of all races/ethnicities. There are 107 campuses including 2 year and 4 year, public and private institutions. Admission requirements for each campus vary so make sure you look at the specific school you are interested in to see if you are eligible.
Visit HBCUPages.com for a list of unique Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Work Permits are currently being issued through the College and Career Center at River City High School to students who meet the minimum requirements (passing grades "C" avegare or higher, 80% attendance or better, and completed service learning hours.) Please read the following instructions to obtain a work permit through the end of the school year.
Anyone who does not have access to a printer may pick up the form at the high school Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 3:30PM
2. You have to get the job first to complete this application. Make sure all fields are complete, including the employer information and signature. Per state law, all signatures must be original, ink signatures. At this time, electronic signatures are not acceptable.
3. If you want to expedite the process, email Mrs. Desmangles at firstname.lastname@example.org with your new employer's business name and address. This step is to expedite the processing but does not complete the application. The original paper application form will need to be submitted in order to pick up your work permit.
4. We can then set up an appointment time to pick up the work permit at River City High School. PLEASE NOTE: The student applicant must be present to sign the permit and must submit the original paper application at pick up, per state law. Exceptions to this cannot be made.
5. Provide the signed work permit to your employer.
Please note the following:
Recent graduates do not need a work permit, regardless of age. You may have to show proof of graduation to your employer (transcripts).
Beginning August 19, 2020 through June 4, 2021, when school is “in session,” students may NOT work between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM, during the week.