College Resources

Sweetwater Union HS District - College and Career Readiness

NACAC -- College Fairs

Meet with College Admissions Representatives from all over the United States --


  • August 29, 2021 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • September 12, 2021 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • September 28, 2021 -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 3, 2021 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • October 14, 2021 --- 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • October 24, 2021 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • November 2, 2021 -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 14, 2021 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Go to NACAC website to sign up: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events

RACC -- Regional Admissions Counselors of California

RACC is an organization of out of state colleges and universities who have admissions representatives stationed here in California. Check out their website for tips on filling out the college application, essays, etc. A list of colleges and universities and their representative and contact information are on the website.


Virtual College Fairs


  • August 25, 2021
  • September 13, 2021
  • September 29, 2021
  • October 11, 2021
  • October 25, 2021
  • November 10, 2021


Visit the RACC website: https://www.regionaladmissions.com/virtual-college-series.html

UC/CSU/AICCU Virtual College Fairs

Meet with a variety of college and university representatives from all over California


October 1st - 21st -- specific dates and times for presentations to follow

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Community Colleges in California

There are 116 community colleges in California offering programs from certificate programs to transfer to a four year college or university. The admissions requirement is for a student to have a high school diploma or be 18 years old.


Explore this website to find any community college in California and what programs they offer:

https://www.cccco.edu/


Application: https://www.cccapply.org/en/apply

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CSU - California State University

There are 23 campuses in the CSU System from as far south as San Diego State University to Humboldt State in northern California.


Admission requirements:

https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/freshman/getting_into_the_csu/Pages/admission-requirements.aspx


Explore the campuses:

https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/campuses/campus-match/Pages/default.aspx


https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/campuses/Pages/default.aspx


Application filing period: October 1st - November 30th

https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/Pages/default.aspx

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UC -- University of California System


Admissions requirements:

https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/freshman-requirements/


Campus and majors:

https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses-majors/


Application filing period: November 1st - 30th (You can begin working on your application starting on August 1st)

https://apply.universityofcalifornia.edu/my-application/login

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WUE - Western Undergraduate Exchange

Thinking about going to a college or university out of the state? Look at this website to see if the college you are interested in qualifies for WUE. WUE is America's largest regional interstate tuition savings program.


Learn more:

https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/wue/for-students/


Find the college that qualify:

https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/wue/wue-savings-finder/

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Hispanic Serving College Institutions

Interested in looking for a college or university who is listed as a Hispanic Serving Institution?


Look on the National Center for Educational Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d19/tables/dt19_312.40.asp?current=yes


US News and World Report: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/hispanic-serving-institutions-what-to-know

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HBCU -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Using the US News and World Report website, you can explore the 79 HBCU's by location, cost, ranking, etc.


Visit the US News and World Report website: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/hbcu

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United States Military Academies

Interested in going to college and serving your country as a military officer? Find out about the military academies, their admissions requirements, etc


Army (West Point): https://www.westpoint.edu/


Merchant Marines (Kings Point): https://www.usmma.edu/


Navy (Annapolis): https://www.usna.edu/homepage.php


Coast Guard (New London): https://www.uscga.edu/


Air Force (Colorado Springs): https://www.usafa.af.mil/

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IVY League Colleges and Universities

Using the US News and World Report website, you can explore the most sought after college and universities.


Visit the US News and World Report website:

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/ivy-league-schools

Seven Sister Colleges - historically women's colleges (They are still known as this, even though two out of seven are now co-ed)

Explore the colleges known as the 7 Sisters to the IVY League colleges



  • Barnard College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Radcliffe College
  • Smith College
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College



Visit the website: https://blog.collegevine.com/seven-sisters-colleges-what-you-need-to-know/

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Colleges for students with Learning Disabilities

Most colleges and universities in the US have an office on their campus that work with students with disabilities. Look at these websites for a list of colleges and universities who have been identified as working with both physical and intellectual disabilities.


https://www.petersons.com/blog/20-great-colleges-for-students-with-learning-disabilities/


https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-colleges-for-students-with-learning-disabilities/


https://www.bestvalueschools.com/rankings/students-with-learning-disabilities/

For more information


  • Attend a college fair
  • Explore the college websites
  • Visit the various campuses either in-person or virtually
  • Talk to people who have attended the college
  • Email the admissions representative for more information
  • Talk to your school counselor
  • Contact College and Career -- 619-796-7700