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A-G Requirements for UC & CSU

These are the Minimum Requirments for UC or CSU admittance:


  • English - 4 years  (earning a C or better each semester)


  • Math - 3 years  (earning a C or better each semester) Algebra 1 and  2 and Geometry


  • Lab Science - 2 years  (earning a C or better each semester) Biology and Chemistry or Physics


  • Foreign Language - 2 years  (earning a C or better each semester)


  • Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year  (earning a C or better each semester)


  • Social Science - 2 years  (earning a C or better each semester) US History and Government/Econ


  • College Prep Elective - 1 year  (earning a C or better each semester) MW History, additional year of a foreign language, science or math


UC Essay Prompts

UC online Application

You are asked to provide response to two prompts, both of which you must answer, using a maximum of 1,000 words total.

  • You may allocate the word count as you wish.  If you choose to respond to one prompt at greater length, we suggest your shorter answer be no less than 250 words.
  • Stay within the word limit as closely as you can.  A little over - 1,012 words, for example - is fine.

Prompt #1 -

Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

Prompt #2 -

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you.  What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?