Applying to college can sometimes be a daunting task. The applications, college entrance exams, essays, letters of recommendations, placement exams, and extra-curricular involvement can be overwhelming at times- which is why we created this resource.
Most of your college questions can be answered by browsing this page. Remember that your most important resource is your school counselor- please make sure to speak with your counselor to obtain further assistance. Lastly, don’t forget to attend the university presentations held in the counseling center during the months of September through November.
Planning on going to a Community College? Watch these videos to get started:
Planning on going to a California State University or University of California school? Check out these videos to get started:
Planning on going to a private college or university? Check out these videos to get started:
General Information Links:
- What information do I need to complete my CSU application?
- UC Personal Insight Questions
- College Planning
- Find the right fit for you! https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
- www.assist.org – explore the site!
- Click on MAJORS to search UCs and CSUs that offer your desired field of student
- Click “CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS MAJOR ON THE CAMPUS WEBSITE” to learn more about the major and the campus
- www.cappex.com – explore the site!
- Search for the college and universities you are interested in.
- Click the ADMISSIONS tab and take a look at the ADMISSIONS SCATTERGRAM to see your chances of gaining admissions to that particular school.
- Get search tools here! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org
- Transfer Information: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/
- Steps to Prepare for College
- UC and CSU Comparision
- California Community Colleges
- San Diego Community College District
- The Association of Independent California Colleges
- Peterson's college search
- College Action Plan
- UC A-G list - Search "Sweetwater Union High School"
- University of California - For admissions applications, click on "Admissions", then "Go directly to the application", then "apply online"
- University of California, San Diego
- Personal Statements Information
California State University Link
- CSU Mentor
- ELM/EPT Information
- How to access your EAP Information
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Testing Office for ELM and EPT -
- CSU EOP
- Compact for Success
College Entrance Exams
SAT Vs. ACT - click here to learn about the differences!
ACT/SAT Score Comparision Chart
For California State University schools, ACT/SAT scores are taken into consideration like this:
For University of California schools, ACT/SAT scores are then into consideration like this:
For all SAT Info:
For all ACT Info:
Prepare for the SAT: SAT® Skills Insight™