Academic Preparation: Maximizing Student Success

It can be very overwhelming navigating the amount of information in preparing for college.  Below are some helpful tips and resources that will assist you and your student in reaching their academic goal(s).

Understanding your High School A-G Requirements A-G Requirements

Cal State Apply- California's free official source for college planning, with information about financial aid and all four systems of California higher education.

CSU Freshman Admission Requirements-read about the factors used across all 23 CSU campuses to determine eligibility.

CSU Paying for College-explore the costs and payoffs of a college degree, and consider your options for financing your college education.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to Get to College-CSU site with tools for students in grades 6-12 and their teachers, counselors, and families on taking the steps to become college bound.

Start your college and career planning with California Colleges.

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) at Sonoma State University are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

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