Listed below are the minimum high school courses required for eligibility to the University of California and California State University systems. Many UC and CSU schools with competitive admissions standards encourage students to exceed the minimum requirements. Please note that a student must achieve a “C” or better in all college preparatory subjects to meet most college requirements.
|English (Subject Area “B”)||4 years|
|Mathematics (Subject Area “C”)
(Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
|Social Sciences (Subject Area “A”)||2 years|
|Laboratory Science (Subject Area “D”)
(UC requires two of the following: Biology, Chemistry or Physics. CSU requires: One year of a life science and one year of a physical science.)
|Language other than English (Subject Area “E”)
(2 years of same World Language including American Sign Language)
|Visual and Performing Arts (Subject Area “F”)||1 year|
|Elective Courses (Subject Area “G”)
Selected from English, Advanced Mathematics, Social Studies, Laboratory Science, World Language, or Visual and Performing Arts. OLP’s minimum standards for graduation fulfill the Area “G” requirement.