Freshman Sophomore

Freshman and Sophomore Year 

Parent of a: Senior | Junior | Freshman-Sophomore

Plan ahead! Your student should schedule time to meet with his or her guidance counselor to plan a strategy of courses that will meet college entrance requirements; meetings should occur throughout high school to ensure that your student is on the right track. Your student should be sure to include the following college preparatory courses in his or her plan:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics (including Algebra I and II and Geometry)
  • Two units of social sciences
  • Two units of science (with significant laboratory experience)
  • Two units of a foreign language (the same foreign or classical language through level II)
  • One unit of visual or performing arts
  • One unit of a college prep elective

Additional Course Options: Things to Think About

Advanced Placement Courses If your student takes Advanced Placement courses in high school, takes the AP exams, and earns a score of 3 or higher, your student is eligible to receive credit for college courses.

High School Advanced Placement ProgramThis program is for students who are still in high school but who wish to take university courses. The CSU Stanislaus Advanced Placement Program supplements high school curriculum by opening university courses to qualified high school students, providing a gradual transition to higher education. Qualified students may enroll in any lower-division courses provided space is available and all course prerequisites are satisfied. See the course description section of the catalog about course prerequisites. Regular college credit will be awarded. Submission of a special application for each term is required for continued enrollment. Advanced Placement applicants are not required to take ACT or SAT. Students may not enroll through Extended Education without prior Enrollment Services Office approval.

No admission application fee is required. Regular registration fees are required. Inquires should be addressed to the Associate Director of Admissions and Records, who is responsible for approving these applications.