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Minimum College Preparatory Requirements

for UC & CSU Eligibility



The University of California and California State University schools require 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. 

A History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of Civics or American Government AND 1 year of social science) 2 years/units
B English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature) 4 years/units
C Math (4 years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year) 3 years/units
D Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science) 2 years/units
E Language Other than English (2 years of the same language; American Sign Language is applicable) 2 years/units
F Visual and Performing Arts (dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art) 1 years/units
G College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "A-G" list) 1 years/units
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