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Post Application to the CSU

So I applied to 6 different Cal State schools and each and everyone of them sent me an email saying I need to make an account/portal. Simple enough, but what I don't get it that they want me to send them my official ACT test scores but I thought I already did that on the CSU so why would they want them again?
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  • svlab112svlab112 647 replies7 threads Member
    You can check your ACT portal and confirm you already sent your scores to a CSU.
    If you list a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application.

    It sometimes takes a while for each campus to connect your act score with your CSU portal.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    Check your student portals frequently to make sure the ACT scores have been received and downloaded. It can take a couple of weeks for them to show up since some schools only download the scores weekly. Also check the portal for your “to do list” in case the schools need any other documentation beside your application information.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    This is all so confusing and overwhelming.
    The only time I sent in my ACT score was when I applied online on the official CSU website. That's it. I never requested for the ACT to send scores specifically using any school code or anything. So does that mean I have to do that? Or did I already do that when I sent in my CSU App? I will be making my portals, I've already made two. Now I just need to make 4 more.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Nevermind I jsut found out that entering the scores on the application alone won't count. I need to send them in again I guess. Guess it's off to the ACT website! Yay....
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Wait one last thing, do we have to send in AP scores seperately too? Or only the ones we passed with a 3 or higher??
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    If you list a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application.

    You do not send AP scores until you have been accepted and enroll in one school so you would send them after you graduate. These are due in July along with your final HS transcript.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Just kidding I lied. I have another question. SInce I filled out the EOP part of the CSU App, how do they know I am an EOP applicant? Did it get sent to all of the schools or??
    Thanks again!
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    If you filled out the EOP portion of the CSU application, then you have applied for the EOP program. Each CSU will see that information on your application for which you applied.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    How do I know If I listed a campus as an ACT score recipient?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    When you send your ACT scores, you list the schools where you want the scores to be sent. You only need to list one of the CSU’s you applied and the rest of the schools will also receive the scores.

    Here is how to order your scores: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Oh I see. Unfortunelty for me, I didn't know this and I chose NOT to send my scores in because I didn't know if they were going to be good or not. So now I have to go to the ACT website and manually add all 6 campuses and have them charge me 78 dollars.
    UNLESS there is another way?? Oh and also I check my San Jose State application and it said incomplete because I need to send in my scores so I know for a fact the other schools didn't get them either.
    SO IS there another way @Gumbymom?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    You can send your scores to one CSU campus and they will be shared with all the other campuses. You do have to pay for each test date if you took the ACT a couple of times.

    You could apply for a fee waiver if you qualify: https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/FeeWaiver.pdf
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Now let me get this straight...on the ACT website since I didn't send my scores to any school when I took the test. And the only time I sent scores was on my csu application. You're saying, that now that the 6 campuses I applied to are asking me to send them my ACT scores, I only have to type in one 4-digit code for ONE school and it will send it to ALL the CSU's I applied to??? Which in turn means...I DO NOT have to pay 78 dollars for all 6 of them?? Correct or incorrect?
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  • aquaptaquapt 2255 replies45 threads Senior Member
    Correct!! Send it to any one of your CSU schools and it will be shared with all.

    Info is here: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/freshman/getting_into_the_csu/pages/testing-requirements.aspx

    "If you list a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application."
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @[email protected]: Just so you understand.

    You self-reported your ACT scores on the CSU application. All CSU’s need an official copy of your scores from the ACT to review your application.

    As stated above, you list one CSU on your ACT order and the scores will be shared by all campuses. If you took the ACT more than once, you need to send the ACT scores from all sittings if you reported them on your CSU application.

    Since the CSU’s superscore, it is to your benefit (most times) that you send all scores to get the superscore.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Thank you so much @Gumbymom and @aquapt.
    Now, how do I send in TWO scores for my ACT? I wan't them to superscore my ACT and I know only some CSU's do this, so do I send them to only the school that superscores and they will share it with all the CSU's I applied to? Does it even matter which one I send both my scores to? For example, I know CSULB superscores the ACT, which is apparently really rare for the CSU because all the other schools I applied to (Northridge, San Jose, San Diego, Fullerton, Sonoma) don't superscore the ACT. The only other CSU I know of that superscores is Cal Poly (I didn't apply here so I could care less).
    As always thank you for feedback.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOT STARTING ANOTHER PAGE THINGY:

    Oh also I sumbit my FAFSA a couple days ago and they processed it and it said my EFC is 0. From what I know that is a good thing because it means I will recieve the full amount of aid, but how much exactly is that?? Is it 6,195$?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    All CSU’s superscore the ACT so send each ACT test date to one CSU campus.

    You will receive the maximum Ferderal Pell grant of $6195 for the year. You are also eligible for Cal grants and work study with an EFC of $0.
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  • Classiest2002@me[email protected] 74 replies36 threads Junior Member
    OH! Yay!!! Okay so, if I am also eligible for Cal Grant and work study how do I get those?
    Also I did some research and it said that NOT all CSU's superscore the ACT put I am just going to trust you. Lasty, I called the ACT yesterday and they told me that I am going to need to send both my ACT scores to each Cal State indivisually so it's going to be like $150! But you said I only need to send them officially because to one. So does the ACT lady not know what she's talking about?

    On an unrelated note, Northridge is being weird and requesting their own things here I copied and pasted the Incompete Tasks Checklist:
    Incomplete Tasks
    Admissions
    An official college transcript(s) is missing. Please send an official transcript(s) by the date listed below. Additionally, a final official transcript(s) will be required.

    Cuesta College

    symbolTo verify your writing and math placement at CSUN or adjust your application, you may send us an official work-in-progress high school transcript. Additionally, you are required to send us an official transcript with your graduation date and all grades posted by the date listed below.

    Due Date: 07/15/2020

    symbolThe SAT or ACT test scores are required by the date listed below.

    Due Date: 01/15/2020


    WHY on Earth is Northridge being like this? I called San Diego State yesterday and they didn't need anything from me apparently so why is Northridge being so annoying.
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