UC/CSU 'a-g' Requirements


At Woodcreek High School, we believe that students should have as many options as possible when making choices about where to go after high school. Completing a course sequence for college readiness helps to provide those options. The course requirements for the UC and CSU systems are consistent with the requirements of the vast majority of colleges in the country. Please use the A-G Worksheet to track your student’s progress. For more information refer to the UC Doorways Woodcreek High School Course List.



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Notes About Meeting the Requirement

a - History/Social Science2

One year World History, cultures and geography
One year US History

b - English 4 
c - Mathematics34 years recommended
Courses must be Algebra 1 and above
Courses taken in middle school (Algebra 1 and Geometry)
     can be counted
d - Laboratory Science23 years recommended
Two years chosen from Biology, Chemistry or Physics
e - Language Other Than English


3 years recommended
f - Visual and Performing Arts1One year from Dance, Drama/Theatre, Music or Visual Art
g - College-preparatory Elective1

Course needs to be designed for 11th or 12th grade
Two options for completing this requirement:
1.  take 'a-f' course that exceeds minimum requirement for that area and has a pre- or co-requisite.
2.  take a course specifically approved for 'g'.