College Planning

Grade Level Checklists

Grade Level Checklists
Review your checklist regularly so you stay on track to higher education! #acceptedtillers

Use the links below to download your checklist:

Freshman Year Checklist / Español
Sophomore Year Checklist / Español
Junior Year Checklist / Español
Senior Year Checklist / Español

4-Year College Admissions

California State Universities



There are 23 CSU campuses which focuses on practical and career orientation. Students who graduate from CSU’s will be ready to enter the work based on their bachelor’s degree training.

Visit for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application.

University of California



There are nine UC campuses which focus on academic and scientific research with an emphasis on theoretical learning with the assumption that graduates will pursue a higher degree before entering their career.

Visit for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application.


Private colleges and universities have a wide range of focus, including research
institutions, small liberal arts colleges, faith-based universities, and specialized
colleges. Please visit individual websites for specific admission information.

Use the links below to access external websites:

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA

American Jewish University, Los Angeles

Antioch University, Los Angeles

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa

Biola University, La Mirada

California Baptist University, Riverside

California College of the Arts, San Francisco

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

California Lutheran U., Thousand Oaks

Chapman University, Orange

Claremont McKenna, Claremont

Concordia University, Irvine

Dominican University, San Rafael
Fresno Pacific University, Fresno

Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Harvey Mudd College, Claremont

Holy Names University, Oakland

Hope International University, Fullerton

Humphreys College, Stockton

La Sierra University, Riverside

Laguna College of Art & Design
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Marymount College, Palos Verdes

The Master's College, Santa Clarita

Mills College, Oakland

Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles

National University, La Jolla

Notre Dame de Namur University, SF

Occidental College, Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Pacific Union College, Angwin

Patten University, Oakland

Pepperdine University, Malibu

Pitzer College, Claremont

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego

Pomona College, Claremont

Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga

Samuel Merritt College, Oakland

San Diego Christian College, El Cajon

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara

Scripps College, Claremont

Simpson University, Redding

Soka University, Aliso Viejo

Southern Calif. Univ. of Health Sciences, Whittier

Stanford University, Stanford

Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula

Touro University, Vallejo

University of La Verne, La Verne

University of Redlands, Redlands

University of San Diego, San Diego

University of San Francisco, San Francisco

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

University of the Pacific, Stockton

Vanguard University, Costa Mesa

Western University, Pomona

Westmont College, Santa Barbara

Whittier College, Whittier

William Jessup University, Rocklin

Woodbury University, Burbank

Community College

Application windows typically open in late winter and early spring. Several local community colleges will allow high school seniors early enrollment before current college students.

Map of local community colleges

Please check individual websites for dates to take advantage of early enrollment:

All California Community Colleges
Coastline College
Cypress College
Fullerton College
Golden West College
Irvine Valley College
Orange Coast College
Saddleback College
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College

A-G Requirements

The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). They represent the basic level of academic preparation that high school students should achieve to undertake university work.

Click HERE to view or print a chart that summarizes the A-G / College Entrance Requirements.

Click HERE for a listing of all the courses Tustin High School offers, and where they "fit" for A-G Requirements.

CCR (College a& Career Readiness Academy)

The CCR Academy time is dedicated to College and Career Readiness for all Tillers. For 40 minutes, twice a month, students will have the opportunity to explore their post Tustin High School plans. During this time, students will learn college and career based curriculum HERE using our Naviance - Family Connection program.

2017-2018 CCR Academy dates:

September 6 and 25
October 4
November 1
December 6
January 10
February 7
March 7
April 4

Naviance Logo

For log-in information, please contact Mrs. Menjivar, at extension 87160, in the Counseling Department.

Letters of Rec & Transcripts


UC and CSU applications do not request letters of recommendation.

Many private schools will request letters from teachers and/or counselors/administrators. Please submit a completed Brag Sheet to administrators and counselors before requesting a letter and allow up to two school weeks to complete.

Plan ahead, and ask early before application deadlines!

Click HERE to print the THS Letter of Recommendation Information Packet and Brag Sheet.


To send official transcripts electronically, please sign up here with our transcript servicing company, PARCHMENT.


Alumni, you may obtain your Transcripts electronically by creating an account on by clicking HERE, where you can collect and manage your credentials in a central online profile, and send and share your Transcripts anytime. There is a $5 fee for this service that you must pay when submitting your request. If you prefer, you may also contact Mrs. Garcia at (714)730-7414, Ext. 87169.

Student Counseling Workshops

Download the Senior Counseling Workshop Presentation HERE

Senior Counseling Workshop Preview

Download the Junior Counseling Workshop Presentation HERE

Junior Counseling Workshop Preview