A-G Graduation Requirements
All students who plan to attend a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) after high school are required to complete the A-G Requirements with a grade of a “C” or better. Students meeting the California University entrance requirements generally will meet requirements of private and out‐of‐state schools. Even if you don’t think you want to attend a four-year college right after high school, taking these courses will leave more opportunities if you choose to later. Studies show that students who complete the A-G courses are more prepared for work or attending a two-year community college. Completing A-G courses are more than just college preparation, it’s really life preparation.
To meet minimum UC or CSU admission requirements, you must complete 15 year-long high school courses with a letter grade of C or better – at least 11 of them prior to your last year of high school.
Keep in mind that taking approved high school (A-G) courses isn’t the only way to satisfy these requirements. You also may meet them by completing college courses or earning certain scores on SAT, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams.
|CKM/SCUSD||UC/CSU A-G Admission Requirements|
|A) History/Social Science – 4 yrs required||A) History/Social Science – 2 yrs required|
|B) English – 4 yrs required||B) English – 4 yrs required|
|C) Mathematics – 2 yrs required||C) Mathematics – 3 yrs required (4 recommended)|
|D) Physical or Laboratory Science – 2 yrs required||D) Laboratory Science – 2 yrs required (3 recommended)|
|E) Foreign Language – 1 yr required||E) Foreign Language – 2 yrs required (3 recommended)|
|F) Visual & Performing Arts – 1 yr required||F) Visual & Performing Arts – 1 yr required|
|G) College Prep Elective – 1 yr required||G) College Prep Elective – 1 yr required|