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Two Year College Preparation and Information

posted Aug 27, 2013, 12:02 PM by ElCapitan HighSchool   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 12:03 PM ]

2 YEAR COLLEGE INFORMATION

Every student can attend a community college. Many California community colleges are incredible and a terrific bargain!

They all have transfer programs, and many have guaranteed transfer admission programs! This site lists all the community colleges in California with links to their websites: http://www.cccapply.org/KeyFacts/default.asp

The most common community colleges our students attend are:

Cuyamaca College: www.cuyamaca.edu

Grossmont College: www.grossmont.edu

Miramar college: www.sdmiramar.edu

City College: www.sdcity.edu

Mesa College: www.sdmesa.edu

Southwestern College: www.swccd.edu

TO ATTEND A 2-YEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE, THE REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Graduation Requirements

English ................................................................................................................................ 4 years

Mathematics (including passing Algebra and 1 year beyond)..................................................... 3 years

Physical Education......................................................... ...................................................... 2 years

Life Science.......................................................................................................................... 1 year

Physical Science................................................................................................................... 1 year

Geography.................. .......................................................................................................... ½ year

Life Management ................................................................................................................. ½ year

World History......................................................................................................................... 1 year

U.S. History........................................................................................................................... 1 year

American Government............................................................................................................. ½ year

Economics............................................................................................................................. ½ year

Fine Arts or Foreign Language.............................................. ................................................... 1 year

+Plus 60 elective credits to TOTAL a minimum of 220 credits+

Additional Check-off Requirements

v Technology Foundations and First Aid

v CAHSEE: Pass the English Language Arts and Math sections

TESTING INFORMATION

Are there any colleges for which I do not have to take an ACT or SAT?

You can enroll at a community college without taking the SAT or ACT. You can also apply at many colleges that do not require these standardized tests for entrance. Keep in mind that taking the tests and not needing them is better than not taking them and needing them in the end. See this website for more details on colleges that do not require standardized testing for entrance. http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional