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COVID-19 Resources & Updates for Students in California

If you’re a senior in high school, you probably have a lot of questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect college admissions and financial aid. California colleges and financial aid providers know you’re worried. They’re responding and making changes as fast as they can to make sure you can still launch your plan.
 
Below are key COVID-19 updates for California colleges and financial aid. We’ll update this page as new information becomes available. Check back often! 

Enrollment Updates

  • Apply online through CCCApply
  • After you enroll, your CCC will contact you to help with the next steps. 
  • You can meet with a counselor online or by phone. 


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Admission Updates

  • The CSU has temporarily suspended the letter grade requirements for “a-g” courses completed in the winter, spring, summer, and fall 2020 terms and winter, spring, and summer 2021 terms. This means that for Fall 2022 and future admission cycles, for courses you took in high school during these terms, Pass and Credit grades will satisfy completion of “a-g” requirements.

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Admission Updates

Spring 2020 - Summer 2021 grades
A-G courses completed between spring 2020 and summer 2021 with Pass (P) or Credit (CR) grades will satisfy appropriate A-G requirements. This applies to all students.


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Admission Updates

  • In general, AICCU campuses aren’t changing their admissions deadlines. Contact your campus if you need an extension.
  • AICCU campuses will be as flexible as possible about admission requirements. 
  • Some examples of flexibility include:
    • Counting Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit courses toward admission requirements.
    • Changing how Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and exams factor into admissions decisions. 
    • Not requiring the ACT or SAT. 
  • Changes to admissions requirements will be different at each campus. Look for the latest updates on your campus website. 


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Key Updates

  • Apply for FAFSA
  • The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is working with high schools to get students’ Cal Grant GPA, as usual. 


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  • Your college financial aid office is your best resource for financial aid questions. 
  • Visit your college’s website for the latest updates and contact information. 
The SAT and the ACT are standardized tests that help colleges and universities determine how prepared students are to take college-level courses. 

What do the ACT and the SAT Tests Measure?
The ACT test measures what a student already knows. It covers material that the student should have learned during high school.
The SAT test is used more as a predictor of what a student is capable of learning. It deals with material that the student may NOT have learned in high school.

Register early to get a preferred test date and avoid late registration fees.  Find test dates, locations, and other information using the links listed below.  When registering for tests use Escalon High School’s code: 050870.