• CSU Admission Requirements
    High School Course Requirements (“a-g” courses)

    The CSU requires a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. A grade of C or better is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement.

    Area Subject Years
    a. History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government AND 1 year of social science) 2
    b. English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature) 4
    c. Math (4 years recommended) of college preparatory math including or integrating topics covered in algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra. 3
    d. Laboratory Science (2 years of college preparatory science required with laboratory [1 biological and 1 physical]. Integrated science and interdisciplinary courses can meet this requirement.) 2
    e. Language Other Than English (2 years or through the second level of high school instruction in the same language; American Sign Language and classical languages such as Latin and Greek are acceptable – See below about a possible waiver of this requirement). 2
    f. Visual and Performing Arts (1 year or 2 semester courses from the same discipline required including dance, music, theatre, visual arts or interdisciplinary arts.)​ 1
    g. College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "a-g" list) 1
    Total Required Courses 15


    La Vista & La Sierra High School's UC & CSU approved A-G list
    In order to be eligible to attend any school in the University ofCalifornia (UC) or the California State University (CSU) systems as a freshman, you must take certain classes in high school. These classes are known as the "A-G Subjects:"

    Cal State Application Process

    Cal State Apply
    The CSU website is designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. Cal State assists students in planning for college,in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.
    Cal State Application Fee Wavier
    EOP Program
    The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. The program provides admission and academic assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students. In many cases, the program offers financial assistance to eligible students.
    Eligibility Index
    Your Eligibility Index is calculated using your grade point average (GPA) and your ACT or SAT score. The index will help tell if you’re eligible for admission to the CSU. Please be advised that due to impaction, many campuses have supplemental admission criteria. You can review campus-specific information at Impacted Undergraduate Majors and Campuses.

    CSUF President's Scholars

    What are the Benefits?

    Those who are selected for the President's Scholars Program are rewarded with outstanding resources. The four-year scholarship includes the following:
    • Full payment of all in-state CSU tuition and fees for 4 (four) consecutive academic years
    • Annual $750.00 stipend for books and other materials
    • Complimentary parking permits ($236.00) for fall and spring semesters
    • Personal use of a new Apple or Dell laptop computer for all 4 (four) years
    • Highest and earliest priority registration for classes each semester
    • Automatic admission to the University Honors Program
    • Access to the Center for Scholars which offers academic support services including: private computer lab, free printing services, holistic advising, and class-level programming
    • Priority consideration for on-campus housing, as well as the opportunity to live on the Honors and Scholars themed-floor (NOTE: housing fees not covered by scholarship)
    • Exclusive recognition awarded to graduating Scholars at the Honors Convocation and University Commencement ceremonies
    • Priority consideration for on-campus employment, study-abroad experiences, and professional development opportunities
    • Direct invitations from the University President to attend private events
    • Membership into the President's Scholars Student Association: an official student organization that develops social activities, service events, and leadership opportunities for our scholars
    • Letters of recommendation for graduate school and job references following graduation from Cal State Fullerton
    • And much more!


    Irvine Valley College

    Guaranteed Accounting Program 4+1 (GAP4+1)

    GAP4+1 is a unique pathway program — a partnership between Irvine Valley College (IVC) and Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) — that will enable you to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years and a master's degree with one more additional year. CSUF’s School of Accountancy is highly acclaimed, with top employers heavily recruiting its graduates. CSUF is one of only five California universities that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in both accounting and business.

    The GAP4+1 program is flexible and allows students to earn a master’s degree in either accountancy, taxation or accounting and finance. Students can obtain careers in accounting firms for assurance (audit), tax or consultancy; into private industry in the fields of planning, analytics, administration, controllership or finance; or into the worlds of asset management, banking, investment analyst, securities, and investment consultants.

    Benefits of the GAP4+1 Program

    • Guaranteed transfer to CSUF after two years at IVC
    • Associate in Science Degree in Accounting and AS-T: Associate in Science for Transfer in Business Administration
    • Early introduction to international firms as well as local firms who hire graduates from this program
    • Ability to apply for paid internships while still at IVC
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 4 years
    • Optional Master’s Degree in concentrations such as Taxation or Accountancy with 1 more year
    • Membership into nationally recognized clubs and organizations such as the CSUF Accounting Society while still at IVC
    • Mentorship Program at IVC
    • Shared learning experience with cohort members
    • Development of collaboration, leadership and teamwork skills
    • Opportunity to meet and network with top accounting firms
    • Attendance at specialized professional development workshops and events
    • Ability to take honors courses to satisfy the GAP4+1 program course requirements
    • A clearly-defined academic timeline and format with guaranteed seats in your classes

    California State University Fullerton

    Army ROTC / Military Science

    We are currently accepting applications for California State University Fullerton's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) beginning Fall.  As fellow educators, we know High School Seniors are preparing for life after graduation and college application is a priority.  This email is simply an invitation offering support to your high school from the CSUF Army ROTC program staff. 
    The below steps are for CSUF Fall application and how to start the process for the campus based Army ROTC scholarship.
    Apply for CSU-Fullerton October 1st through November 30th.
    Contact us about Army ROTC scholarships after CSUF application is complete.
    Learn more about the ROTC Program and the campus based ROTC Scholarship (includes full tuition, book and monthly stipend).  We offer new college students Military Science 101, a non-obligatory 3 credit college class introducing them to Army ROTC and how to become a commissioned Officer in the United States Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. We are available to answer questions, provide program tours and visit your classroom for ROTC presentations upon your request.

    How to get to College

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    Additional Useful University Website Tool

    ASSIST Student Transfer Info.- http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html
    “ASSISTis a computerized student-transfer information system that can beaccessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how coursecredits earned at one California college or university can be appliedwhen transferred to another. ASSIST- is the official repository ofarticulation for California’s colleges and universities and thereforeprovides the most accurate and up-to-date information available aboutstudent transfer in California.”