Preparing for College

Students who enter college prepared on day one are more likely to not only finish college, but to succeed. The CSU works hard to help students succeed both before and after entering college.

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Preparing for Success

Visit californiacolleges.edu for an all-inclusive guide for college and career paths.

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How to Get to Cal State

Discover what you need to succeed in high school and college on the “How to Get to Cal State” website.

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Get Ready for College

Academic Planner

Create an account to track your high school classes and then transfer your planner to your CSU application.

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Early Assessment Program

Get started in your junior year to know if you’re ready for college-level work. Measure your skills ahead of time to be prepared.

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Cal State Apply

The CSU has 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices. Visit Cal State Apply to explore your options and start your application today.

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