College Eligibility Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

Completion of 220 credits in various subject areas.  Schools may have additional requirements.  See your school's website or your meet with your counselor for more information. 

College and University Admission Requirements Comparison

  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Private and Out of State Universities
A-G Courses A. History/Social Science – 2 years required
B. English – 4 years required
C. Mathematics – 3 years required, 4 years recommended (Algebra I or higher)
D. Laboratory Science – 2 years required, 3 recommended (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
E. Language Other Than English (Foreign Language) – 2 years required, 3 years recommended
F. Visual & Performing Arts – 1 year required
G. College Prep Elective – 1 year required
<- Same as UC 18 years of age
or
high school graduate
<- Similar as UC
Entrance Exams SAT Reasoning Test (Subject test recommended for some majors)
www.sat.collegeboard.org
- or -
ACT plus Writing
www.actstudent.org
<- SAT Reasoning
or ACT
ACCUPLACER
www.collegeboard.com
<- SAT Reasoning
or ACT
GPA 3.0 GPA - minimum requirement 2.0GPA - minimum requirement N/A GPA Varies 3.0 - 4.0 +
Personal Info Personal Statement N/A N/A Varies
Extra Activities Community Service, Volunteer Work, Clubs, Etc. Preferred N/A Recommended
College Applications www.universityofcalifornia.edu/
admissions/how-to-apply/
www.csumentor.edu
www.ivup.org
Varies
www.imperial.edu
Varies