Students preparing for enrollment in the California State University (CSU) need to develop strong English and mathematics skills while in high school. In addition to the minimum college preparatory courses required for admission to CSU, students are encouraged to:
- Complete an additional year of high school mathematics
- Enroll in the most rigorous English and mathematics courses offered by the high school
- Read as much as possible while in school and during summers
- Develop writing skills by using high school assignments in English and other subjects to prepare well-developed papers that incorporate critical analysis wherever possible.