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Explore the Different College Systems & Requirements

Rising juniors and seniors: Do you have questions about applying to college? In our College Success Roadmap Toolkit, watch a series of videos that answer frequently asked questions, such as:

  • What are the A-G requirements?
  • Do I need to take the SAT/ACT?
  • What are the differences between UCs, CSUs, and community colleges?
  • Do personal statements matter?
  • How do I build a college list?

Roadmap to Senior Year – Part 1: Introduction

  • Spring 2020
  • What to expect next school year
    • A-G classes
    • SAT/ACT exams
    • Applications for Universities/Colleges
    • Building my college list
    • Personal statements

Roadmap to Senior Year: Part 2 – A-G Requirements

  • What are A-G Requirements?
  • Why are they so important?
  • How many of each do you need?

Roadmap to Senior Year: Part 3 – College Exploration

  • Myths about getting into college
  • What are the standardized tests – ACT and SAT?
  • College: It’s about exploring!

Roadmap to Senior Year: Part 4 – CSUs, UCs & Community College

The College Pathway: Learn about the different university systems and options:

  • CSUs: California State Universities (23 campuses)
  • UCs: Universities of California (10 campuses)
  • Community Colleges (2 local colleges)

Roadmap to Senior Year: Part 5 – College List

Building your college list:

  • Safety, reach, and target schools
  • Who to contact if you have questions

The College Application Process

Get answers to all of your questions about the college application process! Our 10,000 Degrees Program Managers, Gladys Cortez Fajardo & Gracie Francisco, answer questions such as:

  •  Should I still take the SAT/ACT?
  • How does “credit/no credit” affect the college application process?
  • Did the GPA minimum increase for applying to CSUs?
  • What is housing going to look like?
  • Any tips for getting “letters of recommendation”?
  • Is it a good idea to take a gap year?
  • What should I write about in my college essays?

For more information, contact:

Vanessa Bishop
Chief Program Officer

Phone: 415.524.7327
Email: vanessa.bishop (at) 10000degrees.org

Jose Jimenez
Director of College Access, San Francisco & South Bay

Phone: 415.599.6408
Email: jjimenez (at) 10000degrees.org

Hugo Que
Director Of College Access, Marin & Contra Costa

Phone: 707.328.4402
Email: hque (at) 10000degrees.org

Tania Requenes
Director of Community College Success

Phone: 415.246.8283
Email: trequenes (at) 10000degrees.org

Karla Santiago
Director of 4 Year & Alumni Success

Phone: 415.720.9063
Email: ksantiago (at) 10000degrees.org

Eli Weinzveg
Director of College Pathways, Sonoma & Napa

Email: eli.weinzveg (at) 10000degrees.org