College Information

Course Information Links
Check Pioneer High’s “a-g” course list.
Online Courses- catch up, move ahead or find different learning options that work for you through UC’s online academy for high school students, UC Scout.

California Institutions of Higher Education
There are four systems of higher education in California, each providing a distinctive college experience and degree opportunities. Explore which system of higher education and campus is right for you.

University of California
University of California- 10 campuses grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The top 12.5% of California’s high school graduates are eligible for UC.
Freshmen Admission
How to Apply
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

California State University
California State Universities- 23 campuses grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The top 33% of California’s high school graduates are eligible for CSU.
Cal State Apply
CSU Eligibility Index
CSU Impaction Search
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

California Community College
California Community College Overview
California Community Colleges - 112 colleges grant certificates and associate degrees, as well as provide transferable lower-division course work for UC and CSU.

California Community College Application
Career Programs/Courses
De Anza College
Foothill College
Mission College
San Jose City College
Evergreen Valley College
West Valley College

Independent/Private Colleges & Universities
Independent/Private Colleges & Universities - More than 75 WASC-accredited degree-granting, non-profit independent colleges serve California.

Private Out of State Colleges & Universities
The Common Application
Coalition Application

Public Out of State Colleges & Universities
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

College and Career Planning
California Colleges - This website covers college admissions requirements for California public colleges; tells you about the different systems of higher education in California and provides online tools to match students with a college or career that suits their needs.

Naviance - Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, enhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.

CSUMentor - CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system, select a CSU campus, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission.

UC Applications - The UC counselors’ website has a wealth of information about how to apply to UC. Worksheets for the online application are available here and at the counselors’ website.

CCCApply - CCCApply is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Through this website you can apply online to most of the California Community Colleges. Although the California Community Colleges enroll students year-round, you should still apply as early as possible.

Independent College and University Common Application - Prospective freshman and transfer applicants can submit their applications to 488 independent colleges and universities using the The Common Application for Undergraduate College Admissions. This allows students to spend less time completing multiple applications, and more time on what’s really important: college research, visits, essay writing, and senior year coursework.

Testing Information
Schedule to take the SAT plus Writing, SAT subject, and ACT plus Writing using the Pioneer School Code – 053096. Please be sure to send your scores directly to the colleges/universities to which you are applying.

SAT Registration
ACT Registration