Welcome students and parents. The Salinas Union High School District (SUHSD) has created this college and university page to assist you with the college going process. You will find resources on matriculation into 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities, career exploration and vocational programs. It is the goal of the Salinas UHSD to ensure that students graduate from the district both college and career ready. This information is in addition to the information you will receive at your high school. The high school counselor is the best person to inform and assist you in achieving your postsecondary goals. Please schedule an appointment with your counselor to discuss your postsecondary plans.
The Salinas UHSD provides a comprehensive college guidance program for all families enrolled at any one of our five high schools and four middle schools. Students and parents engage in college guidance activities starting in the 7th grade and begin working more closely with their School Counselor, College Counselor and the Career/Vocational Counselor in the 11th grade to make well-informed plans for the students' post high school years.
This page, as well as the Scholarships and Financial Aid page are designed to help answer any questions you may have related to college admissions requirements, financial aid or scholarships for college. Check these pages regularly for updates about colleges, universities, scholarship opportunities, and other college related announcements. Use the tabs on the left to navigate between pages. Please do not hesitate to contact your counselor if you have any questions. Pay close attention to the hyperlinks because they will take you directly to the webpages that will have additional information on the topic.
What do we mean by "College-Ready?" College today means much more than just pursuing a four-year degree at a university. Being "college-ready" means being prepared for any postsecondary education or training experience, including study at two- and four-year institutions leading to a postsecondary credential (i.e. a certificate, license, Associates or Bachelor's degree). Being ready for college means that a high school graduate has the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without the need for remedial coursework.
What do we mean by "Career-Ready?" In today's economy, a "career" is not just a job. A career provides a family-sustaining wage and pathways to advancement and requires postsecondary training or education. A job may be obtained with only a high school diploma, but offers no guarantee of advancement or mobility. Being ready for a career means that a high school graduate has the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for and succeed in the postsecondary job training and/or education necessary for their chosen career (i.e. community college, technical/vocational program, apprenticeship or significant on-the-job training).