College Information

Planning to apply to a 4 year university from Morro Bay High?

You will need to know about the UC/CSU a-g requirements for college admissions.

To be eligible to apply to a 4-year university directly from high school, a student must receive a "C" or higher grade in all a-g courses, to meet the minimum college admission requirement. 

The following links gives a calendar checklist by grade level for students to start planning their future.

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

College Application Websites:

Click the following college links to begin your application/s:

College Application Deadlines:

Fall admissions for both UC and CSU are November 30

Private University application deadlines vary, please check schools website

College Essays and UC Personal Statement

  • Click here for helpful tools and hints to writing a successful personal statement

MBHS School Code (CEEB & SAT): 052061

Getting Your SIS Code: See your counselor

Releasing Test Scores

  • Remember to release your SAT or ACT scores to the schools planning to apply to for the following fall term. Go to College Testing Tab for answers

Requesting an Official Transcript from MBHS or sending to a College

  • To request an official or unofficial transcript, simply email the MBHS School Registrar, Mrs. Rachelle Paris. Transcripts can be picked up before school, at nutrition/lunch, or after school in the Registrar's Office.

Letter of Recommendations

  • Be sure to give your counselor or teacher a copy two weeks in advance so they are able to complete your letter of recommendation in a timely manner.

Senior Cuesta College Process:


  • During the month of January counselors visit senior English classes to complete the Cuesta Application for the following fall

Cuesta Promise

Assessment Test

  • Seniors will be required to the take the English and Math placement tests in spring
  • Dates TBA
  • Ways of being EXEMPT from taking the placement tests refer to your SBAC test results sent to you the summer before starting your senior year. If your test results read "READY" no assessment is needed to be taken.
  • Complete the online orientation by logging onto your myCuesta account and proceed to the online orientation. The online orientation MUST BE COMPLETED in order to attend in-person orientation and registration field trip.


  • Seniors are encouraged to attend the field-trip in late spring to Cuesta College. During this time the student will be able to work with Cuesta College Counselors regarding classes for fall
  • Dates TBA

Registering for Fall Classes

  • Will take place in late spring/summer
  • Dates TBA on the Cuesta College website

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