2020 College Admissions Information

Transcript Requests

Need to send your high school transcript to a college?
  • Log into Naviance...Click on "Colleges I'm Applying to"...Click on Transcript Request. *******note: request mid-year transcript. We will NOT send your test scores. Make requests at least a week before the deadline.
Need to send your Grossmont/Cuyamaca transcript to a college?
  • Send an email to: Grossmont.admissions@gcccd.edu. Include the following in that email: ********Your Legal Name, Your GCCCD ID#, the name of the school you want the transcript sent to. You may need to give them a couple weeks notice to get it to arrive on time.
UPDATE Naviance
As you get your admission results from colleges, PLEASE update them in Naviance. It is important during this time that the college center have this information to best support you. Next to each campus, click "edit" on the popup page, be sure it is marked that you submitted an application AND record the result of your application from the result pull down menu. Then click UPDATE.

***Remember all colleges, Military Branches and work should be on the list if you are considering options.

When you have decided what you are going to do next fall, you should update the bottom of the page..."College I'm Attending" you will have a pull down menu of the schools listed above that you have been accepted to.

Virtual College Events

 For accepted students hoping to make their decisions, and for juniors who are unable to visit schools over break, this might prove a useful resource.
 WEBINAR | Approaching the Table: The Inclusion of Family for a College Conversation

Thursday, April 2 

3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT

Join the webinar to learn how to lead dialogue around plans for college. The 45-minute webinar will include conversation starters and tips to navigate challenging topics including college fit, financial aid, leaving home and more. Participants will leave with a toolkit to help them put best practices into action. Click this link to register. 

Advise for making a College Decision

Financial Aid Information

Navigating Financial Aid Once You’re Accepted (Part 1)This first guide will walk you through how to understand your financial aid award letter.

How to Write a Great Financial Aid Appeal Letter (Part 2): If the financial aid award you received from college is making it tough to attend, it might be worth appealing it. Here's a more detailed step-by-step guide to writing a great financial aid appeal letter.

Changes to College Deadlines

For more up to date information, contact the specific college admissions office directly

Message from CSU:
Please be assured that all CSU campuses are prepared to be as flexible as possible when working with fall 2020 applicants on meeting admission requirements and selection.  This flexibility will vary by campus and potentially by major applied due to impaction.  Although there has been disruption, as campuses transition to some or all staff working remotely, processing of applications and communications is still taking place.  We would encourage fall 2020 applicants to continue to check their email and campus portals regularly. We would encourage applicants to contact campuses via email and be patient while awaiting a response.

UC Specific Information

Financial Aid Update

We understand that your students and their families may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic now or in the coming months. Students and families who believe that their situation requires a re-evaluation of their financial aid should be advised to:

  1. Utilize the campus financial aid calculators to determine if the change in their finances would affect the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive.
  2. If the calculator shows a change in financial aid eligibility they should contact the campus(es) that they have been admitted to for available appeal processes.
  3. Contact information, including the best way to reach the financial aid office during remote operations, is available through the student's portal or on the financial aid website. Follow-up to students will be handled by email responses, or telephone calls or virtual meetings as needed.

UC campuses virtual programs for admitted students

As part of UC's ongoing effort to take proactive measures to limit the potential spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), campuses have transitioned from in-person events and programs for admitted students and families to virtual and online formats. These changes are in keeping with guidance from public health officials to avoid large gatherings as a way to limit community spread of the coronavirus. We understand that for visitors to campus who enjoy these events, the changes may be disappointing and we apologize for any inconvenience. The health and safety of the campuses and broader communities are of the utmost importance. 

All campuses are planning a wide array of opportunities for freshman and transfer admitted students to learn more about campus and engage with admission staff in the coming weeks.  Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Virtual Open House
  • Live chats
  • Webinars (live and recorded)
  • Phone, email and/or text opportunities
  • Online presentations
  • Social media events and programs 
For the most current information on upcoming virtual and online programs and events for admitted students, as well as campus updates, please contact individual campuses. The contact list below includes links to websites for admitted student virtual events or the public website for admitted student virtual/online programs and services. Please keep in mind that information for these sites will be updated throughout the coming weeks. 

UC Berkeley: Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Counselor Information 
UC Davis: Admission Office | Freshman Decision Day | Transfer Decision Day | Virtual Tour
UC Irvine: Admission Office | Celebrate UCI Day | Virtual Tour
UC Los Angeles: Admission Office | Bruin Bound | Virtual Tours
UC Merced: Admission Office | Webinars and Videos | Virtual Tours
UC Riverside: Admission Office | Highlander Day | Virtual Tours
UC San Diego: Admission Office | Triton Day | Transfer Triton Day | Virtual Tour
UC Santa Barbara: Admission Office | Webinars and Online Events | Virtual Tour
UC Santa Cruz: Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Virtual Tour

UC freshman admission decisions are coming this month

Freshman admission decision season is finally here! Each UC campus will be notifying freshman applicants this month of their admission status. Transfer applicants will learn of their admission status starting this month through late April.

For more information on the enrollment process for admitted freshman, UC provides the Next Steps from Admission to Enrollment

Accepting a UC admission offer

Students can accept an admission offer by agreeing to the provisions/conditions outlined in the offer and submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with the SIR deposit to reserve their space at a campus. The SIR deposit is $250.  Some important things to keep in mind about accepting a UC admission offer:

1. Students can accept only one admission offer from one UC campus.

2. The SIR deposit is applied to the student's first enrollment term tuition. 

3. Students that qualified for the UC application fee waiver will have the SIR deposit deferred until financial aid is disbursed.

4. The SIR deposit is nonrefundable and non-transferable

5. A Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) for tuition determination purposes only may be required. 

FAQ's about the SIR deposit
Understanding Residency

Withdrawing/Cancelling a UC admission application

If you have students who have decided to attend another university or college, please see here for campus-specific instructions on how they can cancel/withdraw their UC application.