College Eligibility Information

College Eligibility Information

All students are encouraged to complete the a-g requirements for 4 year college eligibility.

The a-g requirements are described in the UC/CSU Eligibility Requirements handout, the Course Catalog, and Student Handbook.  

Students may want to explore the free Consumer Reports guide to help  students in researching colleges and finding colleges they may want to attend.  "Find the Best Colleges for You: Focus on the information that matters" is available Here".  

DNHS offers the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) every October.  While 4 year colleges do not use these scores in admissions, the PSAT can be a valuable tool in preparing for the SAT Reasoning Test.  Score reports from the PSAT are returned in early December and the score reports includes every question on the PSAT, whether a student got it right or wrong, and what the correct answers are.  We are allowed to return the original test booklet to students, so they can study questions they missed. Students are encouraged to sign up for My College Quickstart, which can provide them with explanations for every test question, practice for the SAT, college matches, a personality test, and more.  You can view a demo here.  For more information about the PSAT, please go to College Board:  https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt.  Juniors taking the PSAT are automatically entered into the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition which may award scholarships to very high achieving students.  Some colleges award substantial scholarships to National Merit Finalists.

Seniors applying to 4 year colleges must have either Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) testing results to submit with their application.  4 year college bound students are recommended to complete this testing by the end of junior year and send scores to any CSUs or UCs that they have applied to by December of senior year.  Students enrolled in the Free/Reduced Lunch program may be eligible for fee waivers. Our annual Test Schedule (on the Academic Information page) has the registration and testing dates as well as where to register for PSAT, SAT, and ACT.


Student athletes who would like to compete in sports at Division I and Division II colleges must complete the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) registration.  The NCAA Handout describes this process.  Additional information is available at the NCAA website:  www.NCAA.org.  Students should work with their School Counselor to plan their coursework to fulfill the NCAA requirements.  NCAA also has strict rules on repeating classes and credit retrieval.

Students who need help planning for college should consider applying for the Upward Bound program or the AVID programs at Del Norte High School.  The goal of these programs is to help prepare students for college admissions with tutoring, academic advising and other services.  Please see the link to Upward Bound here; students interested in the AVID program may contact Mrs. Eckart in D-5.



Community College Info.


California Community College Chancellor's Office website

California Community College Chancellor's Office website has information for all 112 California community colleges by clicking on the "Find A College" button.  Students can also apply online to any California community college, connect to each college's website, and view majors available by college and statewide on this website.


CCCApply:  This link can be used to apply to any California community college.


College of the Redwoods

College of the Redwoods, Del Norte, is our local community college campus.  Their phone number is (707) 465-2300.  

 * Students can apply to College of the Redwoods (Del Norte and Eureka) here.  You must first create a login, and then will begin the CR application. Please note, you must complete and submit the Special Admit Enrollment Request Form and bring it with you at the time of your enrollment.

*  Their class offerings are available through WebAdvisor.   Select "Del Norte Education Center" for on-campus classes.

Instructions for the application, placement testing, and registration are here.

*  Schedule for College of the Redwoods Placement Testing and New Student Orientation for Summer or Fall 2016 registration:  The schedule is available here; it is subject to change.  The link to the Online Orientation is here.

*  College of the Redwoods Placement Test Information:  All students must take the English placement test at College of the Redwoods before they can enroll for the first time.  Placement test schedules are printed in the Schedule of Classes for each campus. Students are encouraged to practice for this online test to become more familiar with the test before taking it.  The Academic Support Center for CR-Eureka  has test prep resources.  Students are strongly recommended to practice before taking the placement tests.  Here is a link is to an Accuplacer practice booklet and College Board's new practice booklet here.

*  Class Fee Waiver for College of the Redwoods:  Board of Governor's Grant:  Class fees (currently $46/unit) may be waived for eligible students with a Board of Governor's Grant (BOGG).  Students must apply each school year. Students may be eligible based on income, receiving public assistance (TANF, SSI, General Assistance, SNAP, and CalFresh), as well as other criteria (description here)     Income limits are available on a flyer here.  BOGG applications are available at College of the Redwoods, DNHS Counseling Office and online at CCC Apply. Please note that the BOGG does not apply to the Health fee or textbook purchase.  

*  The Technology and Activities Fees may be waived if the Request to Waive Optional Fees is filed at the time of registration (link here to form).


SBAC and SAT Testing for Exemption from Placement Testing flyer:  Students may be exempt from placement testing based on SBAC or SAT scores.  Please click link above. More information is also available at:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/documents/eapjuniorflyer.pdf


Rogue Community College

Rogue Community College has campuses in Grants Pass, Medford, and White City, Oregon.  RCC currently charges California residents the same tuition fee as Oregon residents.  Their phone number is  (541) 956-7500 or 245-7500.
General College and Vocational Training  Information


Our CEEB code is 050705.


ASSIST website:  www.ASSIST.org offers information on articulation agreements for general education transfer plans between all California community colleges and the CSU and UC systems.  Users can also explore majors at CSUs and UCs.  Assist will list the colleges offering specific majors and links to the college's webpage for that major.  


California Colleges.edu:  This website has links for high school students as well as college students to financial aid, academic and career planning, and resume writing.  Students can find out what salaries are earned in possible college major choices with the Salary Surfer.  




Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE):  The WUE is a program of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (www.wiche.edu).  The western states have agreed that students can attend another western state college as  WUE student and pay 150% of resident tuition.  There are some limitations for California students and not all colleges accept students as WUE students (e.g., Univ. of Oregon, Oregon State Univ., certain majors at Oregon Institute of Technology, etc.).  California students are automatically considered for WUE at Southern Oregon Univ., Northern Arizona University, and many other colleges. We recommend exploring the WUE site for more information:  http://www.wiche.edu/wue



National College Search site:  College Navigator (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/) has a national database for college search.  This site is sponsored by the US Department of Education.


College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP Tests):  www.collegeboard.org

College Board provides PSAT, SAT, and AP tests.  Students must have SAT Reasoning Test scores for 4-year college admission.  College Board also provides free SAT test preparation, financial aid resources, and other college planning tools.  Our school code is 050705 and our Test Center code for SAT tests is 05-0220.  


California Virtual Campus:  

The California Virtual Campus provides complete, timely, and accurate information about online courses and programs in California higher education.  Students can access links to exploring careers and colleges, financial aid information, applying to California community colleges, planning college classes, writing a resume, and preparing for transfer to a 4 year college.  The California Virtual Campus is a project funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office by a grant to the Butte-Glenn Community College District.


California State Dept. of Education

The California Department of Education (CDE) website provides students with information about career technical education.


Colleges in California

Students can search colleges and vocational programs by zip code, city, and region in California.


University of Texas:  National College Search Site

This site enables students to search for 4-year and community colleges by name or state for the entire USA.


College Resources for Undocumented Students (AB 540)

Undocumented immigrant students may attend colleges in California at resident tuition if they meet eligibility for AB 540 requirements.









4 Year College information:
Including Calif. State University (CSUs),
University of Calif.(UCs), and private colleges


CSU Mentor:  The CSU Mentor website has information and links to all 24 California State University campuses.  Seniors can apply to any CSU campus through this website.


SBAC and SAT Testing and Placement Tests for English & Math for California community colleges and CSUs:  Seniors planning to attend a CSU or a California community college must take the placement tests unless they are exempt.  This flyer here explains how students may be exempt from one or both of these tests.  More information is also available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/documents/eapjuniorflyer.pdf


California State University:  www.CalState.edu  This website has information for the CSU system.  For a list of majors and impacted programs by campus, click on this link.


University of California: Admissions

This link will take you directly to the University of California website for admissions.  Seniors can apply to any UC through this website.  The UC application will now have 8 essay prompts and seniors must select 4 to respond to with short essays of up to 350 words.  The prompts are described here.  Seniors may be exempt from the AWPE (English placement testing) based on test scores.  More information is available here.


University of California Blue & Gold Plan: The UC system offers the Blue & Gold Plan to students whose families earn $80,000 or less per year.  The Blue & Gold Plan will cover systemwide tuition and fees and associated grants may also be available for books and supplies and housing.  For more information, please see our flyer here or check the website: link here.   


UC Davis Presentation at College Admissions Night Presentation:  This powerpoint presentation was made at College Admissions Night by Jacquelyn Ross, UC Davis representative.


Sending SAT or ACT score to CSUs and UCs:

Seniors should note when SAT or ACT scores are due to CSUs or UCs.  These deadlines vary from college to college. Seniors go to CollegeBoard.org to send SAT scores and ACT.org to sent ACT scores. Scores can be sent to CSU Mentor (code 3594) and the scores will be shared with all CSU campuses.  Seniors can send a score report to one UC and those scores are shared will allUC campuses. Please see our handout here for more information.


Southern Oregon University(SOU.edu):  Southern Oregon University (SOU) is a WUE college (see Western Undergraduate Exchange program info in next column) for California residents.  SOU also has a California Exchange Program for students who complete 60 transferable units at College of the Redwoods, or 30 transferable units at Shasta or College of the Siskiyous can attend SOU at resident tuition.  More information is at:  http://www.sou.edu/admissions/or-to-ca.html


Common Application for private colleges:  

Over 400 4-year private colleges and universities accept the Common Application for freshmen admission.  Seniors are recommended to apply online.


NCAA for Collegiate Athletics

Students should start their NCAA eligibility registration in junior year, and complete it in senior year.  The NCAA Handout above describes the process and requirements.  Students must plan their courses to include all 16 course requirements for NCAA eligibility.  Note that there are only 15 a-g requirements and NCAA does not recognize the Visual Performing Arts courses taken for a-g, so students need to be sure to take extra Math, Lab Science, and/or World Language to be NCAA eligible.  


A-G Requirements:  To be eligible to apply to a California State University, students must complete the a-g pattern of classes.  All classes must be completed with a "C" or better.


A-G courses offered by schools search site:  On the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) website you can search to find California high schools' approved a-g course lists.  For DNHS, enter "Del Norte County High School" or our CEEB code 050705.



CSU English & Math Placement testing:  
Seniors planning to attend a CSU may need to
take English and/or Math placement tests.  
Seniors may be exempt based on (1) Early
Assessment Program scores, (2) SAT
Reasoning Test scores, and/or
(3) senior English and Math classes.
For more information, please see our  Early Assessment Program (EAP) flyer (here).   The CSU EPT/ELM registration site is
here (http://www.e


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