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Preparing for College: High School

Choose your grade to learn more about how to prepare for the CSU:


Go to “How to Get to Cal State”


Calculate Your Eligibility Index

Your Eligibility Index -- part of the admission process to the CSU -- is calculated usi​ng a combination of your grade point average (GPA) and your ACT/SAT score.

Get Your Score

Academic Planner​​

Create an account at CaliforniaColleges.edu to track your high school classes and then transfer your planner to your CSU application.​

Go to the Academic Pla​nner



Prepare for CSU General Education (GE) English
​and math/quantitative reasoning courses

Go to csustudentsuccess for guidance on assessment of English and math skills in high school and placement in first-year General Education (GE) English and math/quantitative reasoning courses.​

Go to CSU Success​​​