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The A-G course pathway is designed around the minimum course requirements students must have to enter a University of California or California State University school. While the A-G courses are only required by UC and CSU, many other colleges and universities require similar classes for admission. In addition, the A-G classes are a strong foundation on which students can build careers.“The A-G requirements are submitted by the CSU Chancellors office and the Regents of the University of California and are, generally, the most rigorous for the development and preparation of skills needed by a student to gain entrance into honors, AP courses and admission into the four year colleges and universities,” said Ralph Robles, district head counselor.  In order for a student to earn an A, B, or C in an A-G course they must develop discipline, academic skills, note-taking, organizational and writing skills that increase a student’s motivation towards career awareness.”A-G requires a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman to the UC and CSU systems. A grade of C or higher is required for the course to count as an admission requirement to a UC or CSU school.
Please refer to the TRUSD Course Catalog for list of A-G courses offered.

Table with the list of A-G courses with graduation caps, representing the number of the year required

Community College

Admission to a California community college is open to any California resident possessing a high school diploma or equivalent. 
 
Los Rios Promise Program: Promise programs offer first-time, full-time students up to two years of tuition-free education at any Los Rios college. For more informations visit: Local Pormise Program.
 
List of Community Colleges in Sacramento Area
 
American River College
Address: 4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA 95841
 
Sac City Community College
Address: 3835 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822
 
Sierra College
Address: 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677
 
Folsom Community College 
Address: 10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
 
Cosumnes River College
Address: 10051 Big Horn Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95757

California State University

Find your future at the California State University.​With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a gre​at place to start your journey. Explore your options below, and start your application.
 
Submission Period for Fall 2022: Oct 1, 2021- November 30, 2021
 
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University of California

 
 
Submission Period for Fall 2022: Novermber 1, 2021- November 30, 2021
 
Find your future at the California State University.​With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a gre​at place to start your journey. Explore your options below, and start your application.
 
Submission Period for Fall 2022: Oct 1, 2021- November 30, 2021
 
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College Entrance Exams

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and all the uncertainty students now face, both the UC and CSU systems have decided that the SAT/ACT will not be required for students applying for Fall 2022 freshman admission. Therefore, both ACT and SAT exams are optional. 
Students may reach out to their high school counselors to see if they qualify for SAT or ACT fee waivers. 
 
ACT Website: www.act.org
SAT Website: collegeboard.org
 

Paying for College

Financial aid

Also refferred to as FAFSA is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. 
 
Who can apply for FAFSA? 
  • Have a High School Diplima or a recognized quivalent
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);
FAFSA website: studentaid.gov
 
FAFSA priority Deadline is March 2, 2022
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California Dream Act

Also refferred to as CADA  allows undocumented and nonresident students (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial aid such as: private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.
 
Who can APlly for the CADAA?
Students who live in California and meet the eligibility requirements for a non-resident exemption, as well as students who have a U Visa or TPS status, can use the California Dream Act application
(CADAA). Similarly, students without Social Security Numbers or students who have lost DACA
status (or never applied for DACA), may still be eligible.
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What is the difference between the FAFSA and the California Dream Act application?

Students should only complete one of the applications (not both), according to the citizenship
requirements below:

1. You are eligible to complete the FAFSA  if you are a:
• U.S Citizen
• Permanent Resident
• Eligible non-citizen
• T Visa holder

2. You are eligible to complete the CADAA  if you are:
• Undocumented
• Have a valid or expired DACA
• U Visa holders
• Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Alternative Online College Application Planform/ Resources

Common App : The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 900 colleges around the world. 
Common App website: www.commonapp.org