How to Enroll

The girl in libraryprocess of enrolling in a college or university is known as matriculation. As a current or former foster youth, you may be entitled to register for your classes prior to the general registration period. Classes fill up fast, and getting into the classes you want is important to keeping your education plan, as well as your financial aid, on track. Determine in advance if you are eligible and take advantage of this option.

California Community College (CCC)

  • Attend an orientation
  • Complete the math and English assessment process
  • Develop an education plan
  • Apply to participate in EOPS and connect with the foster youth support program, if one is available
  • If above requirements NOT met, you may lose out on foster youth benefits such as fee waivers and priority registration
  • If above requirements ARE met, you will be set up for success before classes even begin
  • Use the Community College Foster Youth Enrollment Checklist to track your progress and ensure that you’ve completed all necessary steps.
  • Add’l info: stepforward.cccco.edu/

California State University (CSU)

  • Complete math and English placement tests prior to enrollment
  • Ensure any financial aid is in place
  • Pay tuition and fees by the deadline
  • Secure on-campus housing if needed
  • Connect with the foster youth support program, if one is available
  • Add’l info: https://secure.csumentor.edu/Testing/

University of California (UC)

  • Take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination if you have not met the Entry Level Writing Requirement by April 1
  • Ensure any financial aid is in place
  • Pay tuition and fees by the deadline
  • Secure on-campus housing if needed
  • Connect with the foster youth support program, if one is available
  • Add’l info: http://www.ucop.edu/elwr/