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What are the A-G or University Requirements?

                    See the Current  A-G Course Offerings                       



California State University
                        Learn more about the 23 CSU Campuses                        


The CSU System  
CSU Requirements
CSU Campuses
CSU Apply: CSU online application.
Dates and Deadlines - October 1- November 30

Application Checklist- what you need to apply









University of California
                            Learn more abou the 10 UC Campuses                        


The UC System
UC Requirements
UC Campuses
UC Application: UC online application.
Personal Insight Questions

Dates and Deadlines

Application Checklist- what you need to apply


Private Universities
                                75+ Private Schools in California                      


Private/Out of State Colleges 
The Common Application: Online application for some private/out of state schools.
Dates and Deadlines- Vary from college to college. Make sure you keep track. 


University Entrance Exams
                                            PSAT, SAT, ACT                                             

PSAT: 9th, 10th, & 11th grade

The PSAT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. The PSAT is now available for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at PVHS. The exam is administered at PVHS and sign ups are through the PVHS Business Office. See your counselor and listen to the bulletin for PSAT registration deadlines and exam information.  


COVID-19 Update- Many Univsities have suspended this requirement until further notice. 

The SAT and ACT are entrance exams that SOME colleges require students to submit with their academic information on college applications. The UC System will not consider SAT or ACT test scroes when making admission decisions or awarding scholarships. 

The purpose of the SAT or ACT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT and ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. 

Overall, the higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.

When should I take the SAT/ACT?

Most high school students take the SAT/ACT during the spring of their junior year and/or the fall of their senior year. It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college. See below for all upcoming dates.  

How and where to sign up for the SAT/ACT: 

The SAT and ACT are national exams given off campus at a designated location. You will register for the exam and choose a location online. 



California Community Colleges
                        112+ Community Colleges in California                         

Visit the CCC Apply website: California Community Colleges


Allan Hancock College

 AHC Representatives will be at PVHS every

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am-3:30pm in the Career Center




Hancock Promise- First year free at AHC as long as you meet the steps.

Allan Hancock College- Steps to Enrollment. How to conduct a CLASS SEARCH and REGISTER




College Now! 

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) -refers to college-credit bearing courses taught to high school students by college-approved high school teachers at the high school campus

How to order AHC Official Transcripts



Financial Aid
                                       FAFSA & Ca Dream Act                                     

                FAFSA                    California Dream Act



*Need help completing the FAFSA or Ca Dream Act Application?

Parents & Students are invited to attend Cash for College Nights

Video Presentations for Class of 2021 / Spanish



                    Eligibility for the College Bound Athlete                 

Student athletes looking to participate in competitive sports in college must prepare for the college admissions process just like any other student but with added layers. Just because a student is "A-G" does not necessarily mean they qualify to play sports in college. As soon as you think you may want to play sports in college, speak to your counselor to get information on the NCAA process. For a comprehensive overview of the all things NCAA please refer to the NCAA Eligibility Center