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College Admissions Requirements

  • California State University (CSU) A-G Requirements:

    The CSU requires a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. A grade of C or better is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement. 

    1. History and Social Science - 2 Years
    2. English - 4 Years
    3. Math - 3 Years (4 years recommended)
    4. Laboratory Science - 2 Years (3 years recommended)
    5. Language Other Than English - 2 Years of the same language (3 years recommended)
    6. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 Year 
    7. College Preparatory Elective - 1 Year 

    Students must have have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (2.0-2.49 GPAs may be considered under special circumstances)

    A note for fall 2021 and fall 2022 first-time freshman: The California State University (CSU) has temporarily suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses f​or the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for the following admission cycles: fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022, fall 2022, winter 2023, and spring 2023.

    Click here for the CSU Freshman Admissions Requirements page

     

    University of California (UC) A-G Requirements:

    The UC requires a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. A grade of C or better is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement. You must complete at least 11 of these courses prior to the beginning of your last year of high school.

    1. History and Social Science - 2 Years
    2. English - 4 Years
    3. Math - 3 Years (4 years recommended)
    4. Laboratory Science - 2 Years (3 years recommended)
    5. Language Other Than English - 2 Years of the same language (3 years recommended)
    6. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 Year 
    7. College Preparatory Elective - 1 Year 

    Students must have have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for in state students and 3.4 for out of state students.

    A note for SAT/ACT: Currently, UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding Regents and Chancellor’s scholarships. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used to determine your eligibility for the California statewide admissions guarantee, as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.

    UCs do not require SAT Subject Tests, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them, and you can use subject tests to satisfy the A-G requirements listed above.

    Click here for the UC Freshman Admissions Requirements page

     

    Private or Out-of-State Universities:

    For admissions requirements for private or out-of-state universities, students will need to go to the websites for those universities and look at their freshman admissions requirements.

     

    SAT/ACT Memo for the Class of 2022: 

    Students who will be seniors for the 2021-2022 school year should be aware of some important information regarding college entrance exams pertaining to CSU, UC, and private university admissions. 

    Click here for the SAT / ACT Memo for the Class of 2022