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College and Career

Applying to a Community College
There are approximately 114 California Community Colleges that you can attend in California. All students qualify to attend a community college. The closest community college to Pomona is Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) and others closest to our area also include Chaffey CC and Citrus CC. Click on the link directly below to research degrees and certificates that are offered in each school. California Community Colleges
Click on the picture to apply to Mt. SAC. 
Mt. SAC Connect 4 gives priority registration and support to students that complete the steps through the program. Sign-up to get a certificate, AA, or complete your lower division and transfer to a four-year college.
Applying to a 4yr College or University
There are three main websites that you can apply through for a four year college. Some colleges you may need to go directly to their school website. The CSU and UC universities require you to complete the A-G requirements and have a minimum GPA that must be met.
Cal State Apply
CSU-California State Universities. There are 23 campuses in California. Review requirements and impacted programs.
UC-Universities of California. There are 9 campuses in California. Review the programs and research impacted majors.
Common App
The Common Application. Over 800 colleges you can apply to through this common application.
FAFSA and Dream Act
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen, and plan to attend college or a technical, vocational, or trade school, you must submit the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid—grants, work-study, and loans.
Dream ActThe California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Career Exploration
California Colleges



The platform provides high school students the tools to match their interests and skills to postsecondary college and career opportunities. They can take career assessments and use search tools to develop college, major, and career lists, write goals and journals, track activities, and read a variety of age-appropriate content to develop and expand their knowledge on all college, career, and financial aid planning topics. Students can also launch Cal State Apply, CCCApply, and FAFSA.

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