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Colleges in California

Choosing to attend college is a significant and important milestone in any person's path through life. Data shows that attending college and earning a degree often leads individuals to greater opportunities and more choices in life. The decision to apply ultimately depends on people knowing what they want, what they are capable, and what they are willing to commit to achieve.

When we talk about college, we recognize that college is one path of many that people may pursue. We encourage people to also explore programs in Vocational, Trade, and Technical schools that cater to each individual's interests and abilities. People make choices in life. Whether it's college or other kinds of schools, we hope the information that we can provide helps people make an informed decision with every step towards the future.

Community College

There are two local community colleges, among other institutions, that are well known in our area:             Diablo Valley College (DVC) and Los Medanos College (LMC).

*Enrolling as a High School Student

While you are in high school, you can attend DVC or LMC. The credits you earn can be applied to both college and high school. One (1) College Credit is worth 3.33 High School Credits. Tuition is very low for concurrent students.  You will need to get the Special Admissions form signed each semester by your high school principal.

*Enrolling after High School

Even if you have previously attended DVC or LMC, you must reapply forthe first semester you want to attend after you graduate from high school.  This is best completed in the semester before you graduate high school.

 

California State University

There are 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system. Each campus has its own website that describes location, available programs, and application process. Students can easily research the strengths of each campus be exploring CSU's main website.

 

University of California

There are 10 campuses and multiple locations in the University of California (UC) system. Each campus has its own website that describes location, available programs, and application process. Students can easily research the strengths of each campus be exploring UC's main website.