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How to Apply to UC - Navigating the Application

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Subject Requirement (A-G Coursework)

To satisfy this requirement, you must complete the 15 year long high school courses listed below. These courses are also known as the a-g subjects.   The minimum GPA requirement for UC is a 3.1 (B average); however, the GPA for the majority of students accepted is 3.7 or higher.  For more information regarding UC campuses, areas of study and the eligibility index visit


California High School Students

The courses you take to fulfill the Subject Requirement must be certified by the University as meeting the requirement and must be included on your school's UC-certified course list.


NEW SAT II and "A-G" Policy for Students Graduating With The Class of 2012 and Beyond...

The University of California Board of Regents approved a change to the Univeristy's admission policy that will affect current high school students graduating in 2012 and beyond.  The new policy requires that same number of "A-G" course and the same GPA as the current policy.  The key differences are:

  • Two SAT Subject Tests WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION. However, students could still chooose to submit their scores for consideration as part of their application, just as they do now with AP scores.  The Subject Tests also could be recommended for certain majors.
  • All Applicants will need to complete 11 of the 15 "A-G" course by the end of their junior year.  Currently this is required only of students who are designated eligible by ranking in the top 4 percent of their high school class (3 English, 3 Math, 3 Science, 2 Social Science = 11 A-G Courses). 

UC Application Process

  • Obtain an unoffical copy of your high school transcript from the parent portal or the Guidance Office to be used to self-report your classes and grades on your UC application.
  • Complete application, college essay and application fee online.
  • Contact College Board or ACT to have your SAT I or ACT, and your SAT II test scores sent to all UC campuses to which you've applied.
  • Contact College Board/AP Central to have our AP scores sent to all UC campuses to which you've applied.
  • Send official transcripts ONLY when your are directed to do so.  UC will determine your grade point average based on the classes and grades you self report during the application process.  The UC campus which you commit to attend will prompt you to send an official transcript upon graduation from high school.
  • UC does not require letters of recommendation.

Link to application

University of California Online Application  

You will need an unoffical copy of your transcript to complete this application. You can get this from your parent portal account. 

Opens for data entry August 1 for students applying for Fall 2016 semester.

Nov 1st - Nov 30th

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