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College Applications and Resources

College Application Resources

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Beyond the monetary savings, there are a number of other benefits to attending community college for two years. Set your plan in motion, and you may gain entrance to a top-tier university currently out of reach and earn your degree at a fraction of the price.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
CSUs are a high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 427,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, they are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Create an online account and then begin completing the application. Even though students have only 1 CSU mentor account, students must start a 'new application' for each of the CSU campuses they wish to apply

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
UC’s ten campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara provide exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives of Californians every day. Create an online account and begin completing the application for Fall 2011 (note: UC fall application usually not opened online until early October).

PRIVATE AND OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGES
Most college now prefer (or require) students to apply electronically. Many of these colleges use either the Common Application or Universal Application.  Check to see if a college accepts one of these applications before completing the university specific app.  You are able to apply to multiple colleges at once instead of creating an individual application to each college with these two application forms. ALWAYS make sure you know if a university requires a "supplement," which are generally listed on the applications' sites. For electronic recommendation letter submission purposes, Lynbrook prefers students to use the Common Application whenever possible.

Essays and Interviews

Subject Description
Writing the College Application Essay A selection of articles on admission essays by the College Board (SAT)
Interview Basics Information on college interviews by the College Board (SAT)
Recommendation Basics Introduction to getting the most out of recommendations by the College Board (SAT)