Most undergraduate (4-year) colleges have similar requirements.  Fremont counselors focus on the public UC/CSU admission requirements, often known as one of the most comprehensive requirements nationwide.  If you are interested in 4-year private colleges, be sure to check their individual websites for any additional or varying requirements.
Here are some links to learn the basics of colleges:
college types
Here are some links to help you explore careers and majors:
choos major
self evaluation
Using self-evaluation to choose a career
career videos
Collection of videos on hundreds of careers
For all PUSD students:sign in with Google using  [email protected]
Use this engine for all your college/career searches; it will save and share your searches with your counselor.
College-majors quiz
big future
College majors
business news daily
The best jobs you can get with your college major
23 top college majors in demand (with career outlooks)
sat act
The UC and CSU have discontinued the SAT/ACT  exam requirements as part of the college admission requirements.  However, if you plan to take the exam, its scores can be used by the UC to determine course-level placements.
The PRIVATE colleges/universities may have different requirements;  check their websites to learn which schools still require the SAT/ACT and which schools discontinued this entrance exam requirement.  NOTE: As of 2024, some private colleges reinstated the SAT/ACT requirement.  When in doubt, register and take at least one exam by December of your Senior year!
Some SCHOLARSHIPS may still require test scores as one of the eligibility requirements. Counselors may still encourage you to take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) during your Junior year.   PSAT will be given to students schoolwide in October of each academic year.
uc map
A public 4-yr. university system consisting of 9 undergraduate campuses across the state of California.
  1. A-G Subject Requirements
  2. A-G GPA Requirements
  3. ELC: Eligibility Local Context
  4. PIQ: Personal Insight Questions
  5. Selection Criteria
     10th/11th: Tracking Your UC Requirements
"A-G" COURSE LIST: Review/record your progress
A-G GPA: Learn and calculate your UC/CSU GPA
UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQ): Learn tips for writing your  UC PIQ's; updated PIQ's will be available in August.
Selection Criteria: Record your extracurricular activities
11th/12th: Researching UC Statistics and Data
12th ONLY: Applying to the UC
clickThe California State University (CSU): click to view map
csu map
A public 4-yr. university system consisting of 23 campuses across the state of California.
CSU Resources:
California Private 4-year Colleges & Universities: click to view California private 4-yr colleges
U.S. Private 4-year Colleges & Universities: click to view map of US colleges
Independent institutions (for-profit or non-profit) nationwide that set their own policies and goals, and are privately funded.
private univ
HBCU is identified as:  any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.
HACU: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. The federal definition can be found here:
2-year public institutions consisting of 116 colleges offering Certificates to Associate's Degrees and Transfer Track to four-year colleges/universities.  Mt.SAC is Fremont Academy's "feeder" campus.
NOTE: Mt. SAC Outreach counselor will be on campus to help you apply for Mt.SAC.  Do not start ahead!!  For other campuses, you may apply at the same time as the Mt.SAC application process.
    • CCC Apply (Seniors only)
    • Most popular community colleges: (click apply only after completing CCC Apply)
Career Education (aka Career Technical Education): educational programs specializing in skills trade to prepare adults for employment, career enhancement, or career advancement.
To apply, follow the instructions on their websites. Always ask the career technician or your counselor for assistance.
military branches
Interested in the Military? Start by visiting the CAREER CENTER (room P-5).  Ask to be connected to a recruiter and sign up for the ASVAB.
The Military: consists of six branches