College Admissions Requirements

Community College
  • Entrance Requirement: Age 18 OR high school diploma OR California Certificate of Proficiency
  • Three types of programs are offered:
    • Job preparation through occupational courses which may lead to a degree and/or a Certificate of Achievement
    • Completion of Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees.
    • University transfer courses leading to BA from a 4-year college. (for UC transferable classes
Private Colleges & Universities
  • Entrance requirements (Homeschool students) & expenses vary (check on the Internet)
  • Test Required: SAT I or ACT and possibly SAT Subject Tests

California State Universities & University of California
  • Entrance Requirements: SAT I or ACT Exam
  • Completion of the following courses in high school

Minimum Admission Eligibility Requirements
  • To meet the minimum admission eligibility requirements, you must complete 15 yearlong "a-g" high school courses with a letter grade of C or better — at least 11 of them prior to your last year of high school.
  • "a-g" courses are 15 year-long college preparatory courses established by the University of California.
  • You also may meet the requirements by completing college courses as a dual-enrolled high school student
  • UC/CSU Minimum Admission Requirements.pdf