University and Exam Requirements
To be eligible for admission to a four-year university, students must meet subject requirements. These requirements represent the minimum academic standards for eligibility. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission to the campus and program of choice often requires students to meet more demanding standards including high entrance examination test scores. All courses taken to satisfy college admission requirements must be completed with a semester grade of "C" or higher.
Subject Admission Requirements for UC and Cal State
("a-g") Subject UC and CSU Admission Requirements a - Social Science 2 years - 1 year of World History and 1 year of U.S. History or ½ year of U.S. History and ½ year of Civics b - English 4 years college preparatory English c - Mathematics 3 years including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 or higher levels. (4 years recommended) d - Science 2 years lab science in two of three areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. (3 years recommended) e - Foreign Language 2 years of the same foreign language (3 years recommended) f - Fine Arts/Applied Arts Visual/Performing Arts 1 year-long course in Art, Drama, or Music g - Specified Electives College preparatory electives: 1 year, in addition to those required above, chosen from the following areas: history, English, advanced math, lab science, foreign language, social science, visual arts or performing arts.
College Exams PSAT, SAT, ACT
The PSAT is a practice test usually taken by students for exposure and experience before taking the SAT's. Santiago provides all tenth graders the opportunity to take the PSAT at no charge during the fall. Colleges and scholarship programs use scores from the SAT and ACT as one of several tools to evaluate the academic preparedness of applicants. A schedule of testing dates for this year appears below. It is important to register early to avoid late fees and insure assignment to your first choice test center. Specialized tests such as the SAT II Language Tests are for students who are not native speakers, and extended-time testing for students with professionally diagnosed disabilities is offered on specified test dates only. Fee waivers are available to qualified students who are on the free/reduced lunch program. Waivers are available in the Guidance Office.
SAT Exam ACT Exam Test Dates 2016-17
Test Dates Registration Deadline
Oct 1, 2016 September 1, 2016
Nov 5, 2016 October 7, 2016
Dec 3, 2016 November 3, 2016
Jan 1, 2017 December 21, 2016
Mar 11, 2017 February 10, 2107
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017
Test Dates Registration Deadline
Dec 13th Nov 7th (Late reg Nov 8-21)
Feb 7th January 9th (Late reg Jan 10-16)
April 18th March 13th (Late reg March 14-17)
June 13th May 8th ( Late reg May 9-22)
College Related Links
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California Colleges Clearinghouse
This site provides access to applications and other essential information about all California community colleges, California State Universities, the University of California, and private colleges. This site has two main functions: college exploration, which offers virtual campus tours, criteria searches and a student-campus matching assistant; and guidance and counseling, including information on financial aid and admissions requirements
California State University Information
This site will tell you everything you want to know about the California State University system and its 23 campuses. You can apply to a CSU online, request an application fee waiver, plan your courses, take a virtual campus tour, and more
This site, which is affiliated with US News and World Report, allows you to access applications and apply to 400 undergraduate and graduate colleges over the Internet. In addition, the matchmaker link will help you select a college that is right for you
The College Guide is sponsored by the California Post-secondary Education Commission. It provides information about all five systems: UC, CSU, California Community Colleges, Independent Colleges and Universities, and Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education. You will be able to find information profiles about more than 400 California Colleges and Universities.
You can download applications to more than 800 colleges, fill them out on your computer, and send them in via email. CollegeNet You can apply to over 350 colleges and universities online. You can search colleges, scholarships, and access college bookstore
This site offers virtual tours of over a thousand college campuses in 360 x 360 degree views. It also includes many student-focused services to assist in choosing a college and understanding financial aid.
Making It Count
This site claims to be the "ultimate college success resource". Topics include: How to get the most out of high school; college selection and application tips; ways to finance college; what's college life like; and many more. Students speak to you about their experiences. There's a college search section powered by Peterson's College Quest with links that will take you right to the college's home page.
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Find out about college fairs presented in our area. Follow these steps: Select "National College Fairs Dates and Locations"; scroll down to O.C. National College Fair Spring 2007 (note date of April 22, at Anaheim Convention Center!) and select this link; scroll down to the box listing schools exhibiting at the fair; select your school of interest which will become highlighted; select "display information on this school". Back to top