University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU)
Subject Requirements for Admission

High School Courses must be completed with a “C” or better including those completed in ninth grade

Academic Requirements
Credits
Terms
( years)
A. History/Social Science: U.S. History and/or American Government AND World History
20
2
B. English: College Prep composition and literature including ninth grade
40
4
C. Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
30
3
(4 recommended)
D. Laboratory Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or other approved 
college prep science
20

(3 recommended)
E. Language Other Than English: Emphasis on speaking and understanding
20

(3 recommended)
F. Visual and Performing Arts: dance, drama, music, and/or visual art
10
1
G. Electives: In addition to “A-F”, complete one year from: History, 
English, Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Economics, Social 
Science, Visual and Performing Arts
10
1


Other Admission
Requirements
California State University
University of California
High School Diploma
Yes
Yes
SAT I (Reasoning Test) or ACT
Yes
Yes
SAT II
(Subject Test)
No
Two Subject Test Selected From Two Different Subject Areas: Literature, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, or Math (Must be Level II)