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is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 116 colleges. With a wide range of educational offerings, California Community Colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.

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    Clovis Community College

Fresno City College Logo and link to website
  Fresno City College 

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    Madera Community College

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   Reedley College

Free community college for 2 years!
Students that plan to attend Clovis Community College, Fresno City College, Reedley College, or Madera/Oakhurst Center could be eligible to have their tuition covered for 2 years under one of the following funding categories/criteria

California College Promise
  • No GPA requirement
  • Not income based
  • File FAFSA (encouraged, but not required, by March 2) - first-come, first-served
  • Community college requirement: Enrolled into 12 credits for 2 semesters per year

CCC Resources               

California State University (CSU)

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With 23 campuses, CSU is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Many CSU campuses have higher standards for certain majors or for students who live outside the local admission area. Because of the number of students who apply, several campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Make sure to learn about admission requirements early in your high school career.

Early Assessment Program (EAP): In the spring, all 11th graders participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. Students will be given their EAP results during their senior year, which will be used to determine their readiness to take college level English and math courses before attending a California State University (CSU) or one of the participating California Community Colleges (CCC). EAP results are not used for admission. 

The CSUs Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an admission-based program that increases access and provides admission, academic and financial support services to historically underserved low income, first-generation college students throughout California. 

EOP provides services including Summer Bridge, Promise Scholars, and developmental academic advising. These programs and services encourage students to make conscious connections between the acquisition of skills and their application to academic, social and professional lives. Click HERE to watch a video about EOP.

Services Offered by EOP:

  • Assistance in completing CSU & EOP applications for prospective applicants.

  • Summer Bridge Experience

  • Mentoring

  • Holistic Academic Advising

  • Student Advocacy

  • Student Engagement

  • Financial Support through the EOP Grant (if eligible – see section in Scholarships section)

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Students can apply to any of the 23 CSU campuses on the Cal State Apply website. The application period for Fall 2024 admission will be from October 1 to November 30, 2023
Planning to live on campus?  You'll need to complete the CSU Residence Questionnaire HERE 

CSU Resources                                                          

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

There are 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation. While the 105 HBCUs represent just three percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees. HBCUs were created to support African American students but these institutions of higher learning are no longer exclusive for African American students. Today, HBCUs have a significant percentage of non-African American student populations that consist of Asian, Hispanic, International and white American students.

HBCU's Resources          

Private Colleges & Universities

There are hundreds of private colleges and universities from which to choose. There are 70 independent undergraduate colleges and universities in California alone. Private colleges and universities are quite diverse in nature, including research universities, small liberal arts colleges, faith-based colleges and universities, and specialized colleges.

The cost is higher than public colleges and universities. However, these institutions have a variety of financial aid programs that often make the cost comparable to a public institution. Your ability to graduate in 4 years at a private institution may be greater than at a public institution due to more courses being available to you as a student there.

Some independent institutions, such as USC, Stanford, and California Institute of Technology, are highly selective. Other universities are less selective in nature. Visit their websites for specific admission information. Transfer to a private college is possible after your freshman year at a community college or other institution. To explore private schools outside of California, we recommend using the search tool in Xello.

Many schools take applications through the 
Common App

Private College Resources                                        

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•No specific application deadline
Meet with GCU
representative to discuss admission requirements and complete application

Hannah Carbajal 
GCU Representative
[email protected]

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University of California (UC)

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The Fall freshman application opens August 1 each year. Applications must be submitted November 1st - November 30th of that same year.
University of California (UC) admission guidelines are designed to ensure you are well-prepared to succeed at UC. If you're interested in attending a UC campus, it is very important to exceed the minimum eligibility requirements to be a competitive applicant. 
The application for Fall 2024 MUST be submitted between November 1st - 30th, 2023.

UC Resources                                                            

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