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Apply as a High School Student

Welcome to California College! Applying to college can be overwhelming, but don't worry, take a deep breath- we are here to help!  Below you can find all the information you need to complete your admission process correctly and on time. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way.

Application Checklist

1. Submit
  • Application. You must submit your application online. You'll first create a CAC ID in your application portal and share key information like your areas of interest.
  • Essay. The essay is your time to shine and communicate your story in your own words.  
  • Application Fee. You will be able to submit the $35 application fee on.
2. Request
  • Transcript. You can upload or send your unofficial transcript by email.
  • SAT/ACT Optional. California College is test optional; however, if you choose, you can submit your SAT or ACT scores to enhance your application.  Not submitting test scores will not affect your chances for acceptance. 
3. Interview
  • Schedule your interview. By phone, zoom or face time, we want to connect with you, meet the person behind the application, and hear your dreams and career goals. 

When to Apply

Program                                                 Apply By:
Early Action                                            December 17
Early Action II                                         February 18
Regular Admission                                April 15
Rolling Admission                                 May 15 – September 10
Application deadlines at California College are non-binding. The deadlines provide applicant benefits such as invitations to accepted student events, priority to select scholarships and financial awards, plus security of a college decision early in your senior year of high school. 
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