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We are not underachievers. We do not undervalue education. This section and the entire site is framed by the notion Community Cultural Wealth, seen through a Cultural Integrity lens. Much of the present research shows us as who we are not and what we have lacked in achieving. We have experiences that provide a certain cultural capital, resiliency, and work ethic, but we need to build on it. Get informed is about providing the college knowledge. Sharing the necessary steps to be a strong college-bound student. Check out the topics below and click them for more information.

College Information Sections
Community Colleges   Cal States   UCs   Independent Colleges
Testing Information
Maximizing your Application material
Tips on writing a Personal Statement
Helping your family understand the process
Selecting Colleges to Apply


Let’s Introduce you to the different types of colleges and universities

California Community Colleges
# of Campuses: 112
Provides TRANSFER options for students seeking a B.A. / B.S.
Offers Vocational/ Technical Training
Deadline to Apply: Open year round
Apply online

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California State University System
# of Campuses: 23 throughout the State of California
Target top 33% of high school students
Minimum GPA is 2.0
Admissions Eligibility is based upon:
A-G Course GPA
SAT Reasoning Exam Score or ACT Exam Score
Please note, impacted campuses will have stricter requirements
Deadline to Apply: Window open between October 1st to November 30th
Apply online


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University of California System
# of Campuses: 10 campuses
Target top 10% of high school students
Minimum GPA is 3.0
Eligibility is based upon:
A-G Courses and GPA
SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing
Extracurricular Activities and Involvement
Personal Statement
Deadline to Apply: Window open between November 1st to November 30th
Apply online


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Independent Colleges and Universities
# of Campuses: Over 75
Directory of All Independent Colleges in CA
Eligibility is based upon:
Each college has unique admissions requirements
Deadline to Apply: Various from institution
Apply Online

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Standardized Testing Information 2012-2013
ACT
Cost:
ACT (No Writing) $35.00 (Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices)
ACT Plus Writing  $50.50 (Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices)
Preparing for the ACT
Registering for the ACT
Test Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline
September 8, 2012 August 17, 2012
October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012
December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012

SAT
Cost: $50 per test ($77 later registration)
Preparing for the SAT
Registering for the SAT
Test Dates

Test Date Deadline* Status
October 6, 2012 September 7, 2012 Register Now
November 3, 2012 October 4, 2012 Register Now
December 1, 2012 November 1, 2012 Register Now

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