Merced County Office of Education

 
School Requirements

School Requirements


Every school has different entrance requirements. Some are focus on grades, others on interests and career goals. Listed here are some of the institutional differences.

SchoolCore RequirementsEntrance TestPlacement TestCost of Attendence*
University of California (UC)A-G Requirements; at least 15 college preparatory yearlong courses (18 recommended)SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing
(use highest score from a single test administration)
Writing Placement Exam (Subject A Exam)On Campus: $26,985
Off Campus: $24,885
With Parents: $19,503
California State University (CSU)A-G Requirements; at least 15 college preparatory yearlong coursesSAT Reasoning or ACT
(may combine best scores across multiple tests)
ELM & EPTOn Campus: $18,475
Off Campus: $19,780
With Parents: $14,263
Community College (CC)NoneNoneAccuplacer or check with Campus AdmissionsOff Campus: $17,204
With Parents: $10,814
Vocational SchoolsNoneCareer Programs Assessment test (CPAt).Varies.
(Some schools may use COMPASS test or the ACT.)
Varies by program
Private UniversitiesInstitution specificInstitution specificInstitution specificInstitution specific, but usually most expensive

*yearly costs as of February 2010