College Information

College Ambassador Schedule 2017-18

Representatives from local colleges/universities are available to meet with students in the Counseling and Career Center (updated January 19, 2018):



California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 112 colleges. With a wide range of educational offerings, California Community Colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions. Search Salary Surfer website to view combined median earnings of those who completed a certificate or degree in 179 of the most widely enrolled programs at community colleges. To find out how approximately how much it will cost to attend a California Community College, click here.



Fresno City College Honors Information: Click HERE for an informational flyer and HERE for the application.

FCC/CCC Registration Checklist for Fall 2018

California State University (CSU)

Application deadline extended for some CSU schools: The California State University (CSU) system has announced that some of the CSU campuses remain open to applications after the November 30th priority application deadline. This includes several impacted campuses. The campuses that remain open are:

 Impacted Campuses – Deadline Extended to December 15th

  • Humboldt
  • East Bay
  • Monterey Bay
  • Sonoma (will stay open until December 18th)

 Non-impacted Campuses – Deadline may extend beyond December 15th

  • Bakersfield
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominguez Hills
  • Maritime
  • San Francisco
  • Stanislaus

 To review campus deadlines please use the Application Dates and Deadlines page. The page is located at:

 Cal State Apply support will also be available from December 1st through December 15th to support applicants completing their application. Applicants can contact support via phone at 857-304-2087 or e-mail at Chat functionality is also available within the application help center.

Bakersfield * Channel Islands * Chico * Dominguez Hills * East Bay * Fullerton * Humboldt State * Long Beach * Los Angeles *Maritime Academy * Monterey Bay * Northridge * Cal Poly Pomona * Sacramento * San Bernardino * San Diego State * San Francisco State * San Jose State * Cal Poly San Luis Obispo * San Marcos * Sonoma State * Stanislaus 

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With 23 campuses, CSU is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Fresno State, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, and San Francisco State are popular CSU campuses for Clovis High graduates. Many CSU campuses have higher standards for particular majors or for students who live outside the local admission area. Because of the number of students who apply, several campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Make sure to learn about admission requirements early in your high school career.

CSU: Your Pathway to College Readiness

CSU Eligibility Index

Fresno State: The Smittcamp Family Honors College




University of California (UC)

Berkeley * Davis * Irvine * Los Angeles * Merced * Riverside * San Diego * Santa Barbara * Santa Cruz

University of California (UC) admission guidelines are designed to ensure you are well-prepared to succeed at UC. If you're interested in attending a UC campus, it is very important to exceed the minimum eligibility requirements in order to be a competitive applicant. 

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Writing tips for the UC's Personal Insight Questions

YouTube Video: How to Answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

YouTube Video: Tell Us Your Story -- UC's Personal Insight Questions


Private Colleges and Universities

There are hundreds of private colleges and universities from which to choose. There are 70 independent undergraduate colleges and universities in California alone. Private colleges and universities are quite diverse in nature, including research universities, small liberal arts colleges, faith-based colleges and universities, and specialized colleges.

The cost is higher than public colleges and universities. However, these institutions have a variety of financial aid programs that often make the cost comparable to a public institution. Your ability to graduate in 4 years at a private institution may be greater than at a public institution due to more courses being available to you as a student there.

Some independent institutions, such as USC, Stanford, and California Institute of Technology, are highly selective. Other universities are less selective in nature. Visit their websites for specific admission information. Transfer to a private college is possible after your freshman year at a community college or other institution. To explore private schools outside of California, we recommend using the search tool in Career Cruising.

Many schools take applications through the Common App.


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

There are 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation. While the 105 HBCUs represent just three percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees. HBCUs were created to support African American students but these institutions of higher learning are no longer exclusive for African American students. Today, HBCUs have a significant percentage of non-African American student populations that consist of Asian, Hispanic, International and white American students.

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