College Application Steps for
Former Foster Youth
Do the following in the stated month:
Step 1: Register to take either (just one) the SAT (part I) or ACT test
Step 2: At the start of your senior year in high school (the first week of school) meet with your advisor to be sure you have or will have taken all the classes (A-G coursework) you need for admission to CSUSM.
***All must be completed by October 31***
Step 5: Fill out the ACE Scholars Services application.
Step 6: Fill out and summit the California State University application be sure to include California State University San Marcos as one of your choices.
Step 7: Have your social worker mail a letter stating that you have been a dependent of the court and in the Foster Care System to:
Step 8: Fill out the University Village Application (On Campus Housing)Instructions for University Village Application Submission:
After Clicking on the University Village Application Link, Fill-in the application with your information.
For electronic submission: Students will type their name on the "signature line", save the application to their computer, then email it as an attachment to email@example.com, with the subject title "ACE UVA Application".
For paper submission: Students will type in their information normally, sign their name on the "signature line". Then mail the application to:
ACE Scholars Services Craven Hall 4100
California State University San Marcos
333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
All foster youth are required to live in University Village Apartments their freshman year.
Step 9: Make sure you did all the applications stated in OCTOBER and hope there is still room for you.
Step 10: Fill out the form for the Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN)
You will need this PIN number for all your financial aid.
Step 11: Fill out the form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) By March 2nd
Step 12: Fill out the application for the California Chafee Grant Program.
Step 13: Get your Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification form your high school counselor and have it mailed to:
California Student Aid Commission
Cal Grant Operations
P.O. Box 419077
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9077
(Deadline March 2nd)
Step 14: Register to take the ELM/EPT (Entry Level Math and English Proficiency Tests).
(Take the ELM/EPT tests prior to April)
(Deadlines for the ELM/EPT vary each year)
Step 15: Once you have been accepted to Cal State San Marcos go to the Checklist for Admitted Students.