College Admissions

College Admissions Requirements

Community College
Entrance Requirement: Age 18 OR high school diploma, early high school graduate, OR California Certificate of Proficiency California High School Proficiency Exam Option

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)

Cabrillo College

Private Colleges & Universities

Entrance requirements & expenses vary (check in the Career Center or 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: We have listed courses from area 
comprehensive high schools for students who transfer to Coast Redwood. Your courses do count!


A. Social Studies/History: World History, US History, Government, AP Government, Geography, AP US History
B. English: English 9, 10, 11, 12, Honors English Foundations, World Literature, Honors World Literature, American Literature, AP Language & Composition, English Literature Themes, AP English Literature
C. Math: Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Math Analysis, AP Calculus, AP Statistics
D. Science: (Life and Physical labs) Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Honors Physics, AP Biology, (AP Environmental Science – see “g”) *It is best to prepare for both the UC and the CSU by completing two laboratory courses from the “d” subject area
E. World Language: (language other than English) Spanish 1, Spanish 2 Spanish 3, Spanish 4, French 1 French 2, French 3, French 4 (AP Spanish and AP French – when enrollment permits)
F. Visual & Performing Arts: Studio Art, Band, Ceramics, Choir, Drama, Photography, (and 5 other CRHS UC approved visual arts courses) ROP Computer Graphics, ROP Video
G. Visual & Performing Arts: Economics, Environmental Science, Marine Science, AP Environmental Science, Journalism, Oceanography, ROP Aquaculture 2, ROP Economics of Marketing, plus additional courses from the above a-f areas.

2 years

4 years

3 years
4 years Rec'd

2 Years
1 "D" or "G"
2 "D" Rec'd

2 Years
of the Same Language

1 year

1 year

2 years

4 years

3 years
4-*5 years 
*Cabrillo math 

2 Years
"D" Required
3 Years "D" Rec'd

2 Years 
3 years Rec'd 

1 year

1 year

Minimum grades of “C” or higher are required in a class to fulfill these requirements. Higher grades strongly recommended.

Maximum of 8 extra grade points awarded for approved honors, AP, and transferable community courses. No more than 2 yearlong courses taken in 10th grade can earn honors points.