Application Procedures & Priority Dates

The following three steps are what is necessary and what constitutes a complete file. Your role is to be thorough, on time, and complete.

NOTE1: Non-US Citizen students: Please refer to the International Admissions section for your procedures.

NOTE2:  Bayside Granite Bay-THRIVE Leadership School students, for application information, please contact Paige Zuidema at 916.218.5840 or

1. Submit Application

Submit the application (Online Version or Paper Version) and the $45 non-refundable application fee *NOTE: The online application fee is waived through December 31, 2014 for those applying for Spring 2015 or Fall 2015)

*For assistance with technical problems with our online application, please contact our web specialist by email at or call (916) 577-1810. (M-F 8am-5pm)

2. Submit OFFICIAL transcripts

Submit OFFICIAL transcripts of work completed through the most recent term

  • Seniors – Depending upon when applying, at least through the end of the Junior year (6th semester);
  • Transfers - Final OFFICIAL high school transcripts (with Grad Date) and college through the most recent semester completed.

3. Submit SAT/ACT Results

Submit OFFICIAL SAT/ACT results (SAT is the combined score of the Critical Reading and Math sections, only.)

  • May be required from some Transfers.

Once Your File is Complete

Once the above steps are done, your file is considered complete. A preliminary file evaluation will take place by one of our admission counselors. If necessary, we will contact you for more information to gain further perspective. Otherwise, your file will go to the Director of Admission for decision.

Priority Dates:

Application for admission for: Spring Semester '15 Fall Semester '15
Begin taking applications September 1, 2014 (postmarked) September 1, 2014 (postmarked)
Priority filing date December 1, 2014 (postmarked) April 1, 2015 (postmarked)

Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.

A $250 confirmation deposit AND either a Housing Card (if requesting residence hall living) OR an Application for Commuter Status are due postmarked by June 1 (Fall Semester) and December (Spring Semester date varies; see admission letter), at which time the deposit becomes non-refundable in accordance with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

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