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Seniors applying to a four-year college will need to take the college entrance exam SAT / ACT. Most colleges in the U.S. will accept either test. Students are encouraged to take the PSAT / PACT (practice test) in the 10th grade. The test can be taken multiple times starting in 11th grade and the final test is taken in the fall of senior year. Student should try both tests and the highest score received will be the test sent to colleges.
University of California / California State University Eligibility
At Bonsall High School, students must be complete specific course work to be eligible for UC or CSU admissions. A-G course work is completed by less than 45% of students in the state. Bonsall High School is committed for all students to be A-G compliant for post-secondary education.
UC A-G Admissions Requirements
A-G Courses at BHS
CSU Admissions Requirements
Planning for College
Students should not wait until senior year to think about college. 9th grade is the time to start the planning for college and the website College Board can help. Once you register with this website, all of your college search and information will be saved for future review.
College Board - Make a Plan
There are thousands of scholarships available for students to apply to. The value of a scholarship can be hundreds to thousands of dollars. Seniors are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as possible.
Extensive Scholarship List
Bonsall High School is proud to have an innovative relationship with Palomar College. College courses are available for all Bonsall students and are offered at BHS, online, and at Palomar College. The tuition cost of these courses is waived. College classes have a higher credit value on high school transcripts and often provide an additional grade point average boost. Attend a Bonsall / Palomar orientation meeting held each semester to find out more details about starting your college career in high school.
Students will also have the opportunity to apply for the Palomar Promise which covers most of the cost for the first year of college at Palomar.
Classes at Bonsall High School within our Career Technical Education program prepare students for trade professions directly out of high school. Trade professions in California are expected to grow to 38% of all new jobs by 2025. Bonsall High School is working with Palomar College and the San Diego/Imperial Counties Strong Workforce Program to bring classes necessary for students to gain the skills needed for these new jobs.