If you want to be admitted to a California public college as a freshman, you’ll have to meet your high school graduation requirements and the colleges’ admission requirements.
The college requirements are call the “A to G subject requirements”, usually just called A–G. You have to get at least a “C” in each A–G class or it won’t count.
A–G subject requirements and California’s high school minimum graduation requirements are:
|Subject Area||State minimum (Years)||UC (Years)*||CSU (Years)*|
|A History/Social Science||3||2||2|
|B English (Language/Arts)||3||4||4|
|C Mathematics||2||3 (4)||3 (4)|
| D Science
||2||2 (3)||2 (with labs)
|E Language other than English||1||2 (3)||2|
|F Visual & Performing Arts||1||1||1|
|G College Prep Elective||0||1||1
*(#) Years recommended.
You can identify certified A–G courses to take and also get college admission information from:
- UC A-G Course Lists
- CSU Freshman: Admission Requirements
- UC Admissions Requirements
- UC Subject Requirements
- California Community Colleges