By Cliff Djajapranata,
California State University (CSU) hosted a college workshop for Davis High students at the Brunelle Theater on the evening of Sept. 18.
Emiliano Diaz, the director of admissions and outreach at CSU Sacramento, gave a presentation that highlighted the general CSU admissions process.
In his presentation, Diaz went through the CSU Mentor website, the portal applicants will use to apply to CSUs and get relevant information on these California public universities. The CSU application will be open from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. However, Diaz advised that students apply well before the November deadline because many students try to apply at the last minute, causing server crashes and unsent applications.
Diaz also recommended that students have backup CSUs in case that they do not get into their top choices, especially if they are looking to go to impacted campuses such as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Diego State.
Diaz ultimately hopes that parents and students found the information useful in the admissions process.
“Hopefully, that will help them be more informed about our process so that doesn’t become quite as intimidating, but also to using consultation with their sons and daughters to talk with them more, ask questions of each other so that everybody is on the right track,” Diaz said.
And as a general rule of thumb for Diaz, the most important thing in the college admissions process: “Stay focused on the academics. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself— that in the end is what’s going to make you successful once you go to college.