4 Year University Requirements and Links to Apply

This refers to the high school courses required for entrance to the University of California and the California State University systems. They are so-called because there are seven general subject areas labeled “A” through “G” (see list at end of article). These requirements should not be confused with the courses required by the state of California or individual school districts for high school graduation —requirements are less in some subjects and greater in others.

The California State University (CSU) system requires a minimum of a “C” grade in all a-g courses while the University of California (UC) system requires a 3.0 Grade Point Average by end of 11th grade in the a-g courses meaning that a “C” grade can be balanced by an “A” grade in another class.

It should be noted that both the number of a-g courses required and the grade standards are the minimum requirements just to apply. Very few “C” average students will be admitted to a CSU school and almost no 3.0 students will get into a UC campus. Likewise, taking the recommended number of math and science requirements about doubles a student’s chances of admission to a UC school compared with just taking the minimum number of courses.

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu-University of California
http://www.csumentor.edu-California State Universities

http://www.commonapp.org - Application for Private Universities

http://www.hbcuconnect.com-Historically Black Colleges and Universities