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College Admissions

Choose Your Path
Choose Your Path

College Admissions

Step 1: Have you met the A-G Requirements? Checklist

              Speak to your counselor to review your class requirements.


Step 2: Select the Higher Education route you would like to take.

  •  Trade school (LATTC), Community College (LACC, SMC, ELAC, etc...), Cal State Universities (CSU), or University of California (UC)
  • For Community Colleges and Trade schools you must apply online. Links are located at the bottom.
  • For University admission you must adhere to the deadlines and also apply via Naviance, Common App, or directly with the University.
  • You'll need your Social Security Number.
  • Select the semester you would like to begin.
  • Make sure that you participate in the Orientation of school and communicate with their counselor to establish your goals and set the essential classes needed.
  • Look at the bottom and use the links for enrollment and information.

Step 3: Each Higher Education Institution have their own application deadlines, which need to be met.

Community College
California State Uni. (CSU)
University of California (UC)

July 1, 2023 - Fall 2023

Friday, October 23, 2023 - Spring 2024

November 30, 2023 - Fall 2024
November 30, 2023 - Fall 2024


Step 4: Financial Aid - Filing period for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification Form opens for applicants to all terms (filing period open Oct. 1, 2023 through March 2, 2024)


Step 5: Take College Entry Exams: All CSU, UC, and some private colleges you are required to take either SAT or ACT. In Community colleges you must take a placement test after enrolling.

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

American College Test - (ACT)

College Planning Resources

Career Explorer - Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better. And knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore.

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) - Get information on the college admission process.

Los Angeles City College

Santa Monica College

Los Angeles Trade Tech College

California Community Colleges: Why attend


Cal State University - Learn about the California State University (CSU) system and apply for admission. The CSU system has 23 campuses throughout the state of California.


University of California - Learn about the University of California (UC) system, including how to meet admissions requirements for each of the nine campuses offering admission to college freshmen.


Financial Aid - Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


College Entry Exams - SAT / ACT