You qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman if you'll:
Be a high school graduate
Please note: college credit is not allowed beyond the summer immediately following high school graduation.
Have completed your A-G Requirements
You must earn grades of C or better for each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements (known as the A-G Requirements). The CSU will accept grades of "Credit" or "Pass" to satisfy "a-g" requirements completed during winter, spring or summer 2020 terms.
|Requirements (A-G Courses)||Years required|
|A. History/Social Science:
1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester U.S. history and 1 semester civics or American government
1 year social science or history
College preparatory English composition and literature
College preparatory — three 1-year courses in algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or algebra II
or a 3-year-long sequence such as Math 1, 2, 3 or integrated math 1, 2, 3
|3 years (4 recommended)|
|D. Laboratory Science
1 year biological science w/lab (i.e., biology, anatomy, physiology)
1 year physical science w/lab (i.e., chemistry, physics)
|E. Language Other Than English
2 years in the same language (may be satisfied by demonstrating equivalent competence in another language)
|F. Visual & Performing Arts
1 year in the same discipline: Art, dance, theater/drama, music
|G. College Prep Electives
To be selected from the above A-F areas and other approved electives
|View a full list of a-g courses for your High School|
Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
- California residents and graduates of a California high schools must meet a minimum GPA of 2.5 in A-G coursework taken in grades 10, 11, and 12.
- Non-California residents and graduates of non-California high schools must meet a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater in college preparatory coursework taken in grades 10, 11, and 12.