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CSU/UC Admission Requirements

CSU/UC Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to be admitted to the California State University and the University of California school systems are listed here:

  • 4 Years – Language Arts
  • 3 Years – Math – Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2 (4 years recommended)
  • 2 Years – Social Science – World History & U.S. History
  • 2 Years – Lab Science – Biology & Chemistry (3 years recommended)
  • 2 Years – Same World Language (3 years recommended)
  • 1 Year – Visual or Performing Art
  • 1 Year – Academic Elective (this is an extra class of any of the above categories)
  • “C” or higher in ALL classes
  • CSU = Must take the SAT Reasoning or ACT
  • UC = Must take the SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing
  • Although the SAT Subject tests (SAT IIs) are no longer required by the UCs, it is encouraged by the UCs to take one or more of the subject tests if a student is enrolled in the corresponding AP test. UCs reward those who take the risk, especially if they score well.
Students must receive Cs or better in the above classes in order to be considered for admittance.  A printable poster is attached.