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University of CA (UC) & CA State University (CSU)
UNIVERSITY OF CA 

UNIVERSITY OF CA 

There are 9 UC's open to undergraduate study; UCSF is for graduates only.  
 
  • Admission to each UC campus is holistic/comprehensive, and all campuses consider the same 13 criteria.
  • The minimum GPA of 3.0 in college prep courses (A-G) in the 10th-12th grade is required.  11 of the 15 required courses must be completed prior to senior year.
  • Applications must be filed between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 of senior year, but the application opens up Aug. 1.
  • UCs are (SAT/ACT) test blind for fall 2023 applicants
  • Applicants must complete 4 of 8 Personal Insight questions. 
  • Extra-Curricular activities, honors are reported to the UC in their application.
  • No letter of recommendation is required at the time of application.
  • Housing is guaranteed on most campuses; but students need to apply.  See websites for details.
 
IMPORTANT UPDATES!!!
 
  • TBA
 

IMPORTANT UC LINKS

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CA STATE UNIVERSITY 

CA STATE UNIVERSITY 

Fall 2023 Admissions: There are 23 CSU campuses and most give priority admission to their defined regional area.  SRV's local area CSU is Cal State East Bay in Hayward.
 
  • Admissions to each CSU campus is determined by each campus and generally uses an eligibility index formula of GPA/Test Scores.
  • Minimum GPA is 2.0 in college prep classes as defined by the UC. 
  • SAT or ACT are not required. 
  • Applications are submitted Oct. 1st - Nov. 30th, 2022
  • Housing should be requested per the timeline set by the CSU.  Some are early...be sure to check!
  • Students should check individual campus websites for particular major specific or other guidelines.  For example, Cal Poly SLO has some different requirements than other CSUs.
 
IMPORTANT UPDATES!!!
  • The California State University (CSU) System has permanently suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses. Please find the whole article here.
 

IMPORTANT CSU LINKS

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