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A-G Requirements

The A-G College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). They represent the basic level of academic preparation that high school students should achieve to undertake university work.
A. History / Social Science - 2 Years (3 Recommended)

World History P, HP (Honors Program), or AP

US History P or AP

B. English / Language Arts - 4 Years

English 1P or HP (Honors Program)

English 2P or HP

English 3P, HP, AP

English 4P or AP

C. Mathematics - 3 Years (4 Recommended)

Algebra 1P

Geometry P

Algebra 2P

Other Advanced Math Courses in sequence, such as Advanced Algebra and Trig P, Algebra 2/Trig P Trigonometry P/Statistics P, Pre–Calculus P, and, of course, any AP math classes.  See course overview pamphlet, page 2.

D. Science - 2 Years (3 Recommended)

Biology P or AP

Chemistry P, H, AP (counts as Physical Science for CSU)

Physics P or AP (Physical Science for CSU)

E. Language Other Than English - 2 Years (3 Recommended)--in same language

Spanish 1, 2 [3, 4AP]

Latin 1, 2 [3, 4]

Vietnamese 1, 2 [3, 4]

F. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 Year




Video, Graphics, Web Design

[Again, see course overview pamphlet, page 2, under "Visual and Performing Arts"]

G. Electives - 1 Year

Civics and Economics--required for high school graduation

Advanced level studies in any of the above areas

Helpful Tools  
  Garden Grove High School Profile 2021-2022 (See page 2 for a useful summary)
  "My Academic Planner" from Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) from University of California.  (Much applies to Cal State University as well!)
• Learn the admissions requirements--the specific pattern of "a-g" classes you need to pass
• Understand the UC Admissions Index and CSU Eligibility Index
• Create your 4-year plan
• Adjust your plan each year (use the checklists)
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