A-G Requirements

The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems established the A-G requirements for determine eligibility for college admissions.

While these requirements are specific for UC and CSU schools, they are very similar to what is needed for many four-year universities. We recommend visiting the websites for schools you are interested in to determine admissions requirements.

You may contact your counselor if you have any questions regarding A-G or college admissions.

A-G Requirements
A) Social Science 2 years required
B) English 4 years required
C) Math 3 years required, 4 years recommended
D) Lab Science 2 years required, 3 years recommended
E) Language other than English 2 years required, 3 years recommended
F) Visual and Performing Arts 1 year required
G) College Prep Elective 1 year required

Students must earn a grade of C- or better to maintain their A-G requirements

The University of California (UC) System

The UC system has 9 outstanding research-based campuses across California

UC Annual Application Window:
August – November 30

UC Application Info

The California State University (CSU) System

The CSU system has 23 amazing campuses and thousands of degree choices

CSU Annual Application Window:
October – November 30

CSU Application Info

California Community College (CCC) System

The CCC system has 116 campuses statewide. A great place for you to start your college journey.

CCC Annual Application Window:
Spring (typically February – June)

CCC Application Info

Private and Out-of-State Schools

If you are looking at a private school or a school out-of-state, the are two “one stop shop” applications that can help: The Common App and the Coalition for College App.

Both applications are connected to 100s of schools nationwide, and you can apply to many of them by using these applications.

Contact your school counselor if you have questions.

Annual Application Window:
Deadlines can vary depending on school

Common App
Coalition for College App