The admission waiting process feels like an eternity for a lot of families, and rightfully so. The time that it takes for UC and CSUs to release admission decisions is around four/five months. To give you an example, the deadline to apply to the UC is November 30th (of senior year). And they typically release decisions in March (of senior year). See picture below.
If you would like to shorten the admission decision turn around, consider Early Action/Early Decision options. The turn around time for early admission deadlines tend to be within 1-2 months. It's time to consider your options as you finalize your college list.