7th Graders Only!
UC and CSU 'A-G' Requirements
The following links describe the requirements for college admissions to the California public universities:
Middle school is not too early to begin considering an academic plan for college admissions. In addition to the above subject requirements, to be competitive with many private and selective colleges, students should consider completing 4 years of math, and 4 years of a foreign language during their high school years. A student's performance in middle school will help prepare them for the academic challenges of high school.
Exposure to a variety of electives is also beneficial in helping students identify their interests as they experience the middle school transition years between elementary and high school. Additional areas students may begin to get involved with in middle school that colleges consider an important part of a student's application are:
Extracurricular activities including -
- Sports programs,
- Music programs,
- School Services,
- WEB, and
Community Service such as:
- Bears Take Pride, or
College Match and Scholarship Match Websites
FinAid - The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aide - Check this site for numerous scholarship opportunities for children under the age of 13.
Quest Bridge - Connects colleges and scholarship opportunities for talented low-income students who have excelled despite facing obstacles.
Ranker - This site lists US College that give Merit Aid to Most Students
Scholarship Stats - Information on College Sports and Athletic Scholarships
Chegg (formerly Zinch) - College match website that also has scholarship matching services
Fast Web - A leading online resource for finding college scholarships
Cappex - An excellent College Match website that also matches scholarship opportunities including current college students.
Scholarships.com - Find free scholarship money here plus use the college match service.
Big Future (College Board) - Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2200 programs.
College View - Find information on Financial Aide, the college application process, college search, major search and more.
Peterson's - College search engine, college essay help
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) - provides valuable information, news and resources, which address current issues in higher education
Find Tuition - Free service to identify Scholarship opportunities
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - Guide to scholarships and financial aid, military aid, college savings, etc.