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Center for College & Career Readiness

  • Transition to Success Program

    The Transition to Success Program (TSP) exists to assist students in making a smooth transition to Sacramento State in order to successfully realize their dreams of earning a college degree. The TSP, under The Center for College & Career Readiness, is dedicated to providing local high school students with  the assistance and resources needed to make a seamless transition into their Freshman year of college.  Students in the TSP are integrated with the greater campus community and are provided with ongoing  support and a wealth of resources. (read more)      

  • High School Outreach

    Sacramento State’s Center for College & Career Readiness (CCR) focuses on student transition success, encompassing academic readiness as well as the metacognitive skill sets that students need in order to persist with grit and resiliency. CCR staff advisors and student ambassadors provide outreach visits to high school students in order to help them understand what it means to be college and career-ready and what it takes to get there. During the school year we focus our outreach efforts on high school juniors and seniors. (read more)
    High School Outreach
  • College and Career Readiness Bootcamp

    For the past 2 years, the Center for College & Career Readiness (CCR) has offered an education Bootcamp where high school students entering their junior year are able to learn the necessary tools and knowledge for a success high school, college, and career experience. By collaborating with Sacramento City Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, and the President Nelsen’s administration, students are able to come to Sacramento States campus to participate in this Bootcamp. Students are engaged in a number of interactive activities all aimed at improving their college and career readiness skills. Each student will gain a wealth of experience and materials from a variety of sources all committed to their future success.



    Boot Camp

Are You Ready?

CSU Math and English Success Website 
Get prepared for the CSU by visiting the Math and English success websites. Each site contains a personalized roadmap, exam prep tools, and student testimonials (here)

CSUS Directed Self Placement
Learn about Directed Self Placement, why it is important, and how to complete the process (Here)

EPT/ELM Testing Information
Important test information, Testing dates and Registration, and how to view your scores. (Here)
The official source for college planning in California: California Colleges provides opportunities for students to plan for college, explore careers, and determine the majors and programs that fit their interests. (more)

Accelerated College Entrance Program (ACE)
The ACE program provides opportunities for students in their Junior and Senior year of high school to take college level courses. (more)



California State University, Sacramento
Library North 4023
6000 J Street
Sacramento CA 95819-6054

Phone: (916) 278-2603
Fax: (916) 278-5396

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Partnerships and Grants

The Importance of Collaboration
Regional Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been implemented among the three educational segments (K-12, Community Colleges, and Sacramento State) to ensure a seamless pathway to collectively prepare our students for college success. Partnerships are created with the following goals: increase the number of high school graduates being placed directly into college level courses, implementing pathways that align curricula, expectations and standards, and maximizing student learning during the senior year.