High school graduate of an accredited high school, high school certificate of proficiency (CHSPE), GED or 18 years old.
The California State University system is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.With 23 campuses, almost 447,000 students, and 45,000 faculty and staff, the CSU system is one of the largest, most diverse, and affordable university systems in the country. You can explore the California State University system at: https://secure.csumentor.edu/
(Bakersfield, Monterey Bay, California Maritime Academy, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma, Stanislaus)
(Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz)
To be eligible for admission as a freshman, California residents must meet the following subject requirements, examination requirements and scholarship requirements:
1. Subject Requirements: Courses must be on approved UC course list (see List of Courses to Meet ”a-g” Subject Requirements for Admission to U.C.) Grades must be “C” or better in each course in the subject areas listed to the right:
2. Colleges recommend that students take a full academic load in the senior year.
3. Examination requirements: UC/CSU-All freshman applicants must submit scores on the SAT Reasoning test or the ACT. UC-Freshman may also submit scores on two SAT Subject Tests in two different areas of the student's choice: history, social science, English literature, mathematics, laboratory science or a language other than English. Subject tests are not required, but may be considered in the evaluation of your application.
Both systems use an Eligibility Index, which considers such information as "a-g" gpa, test scores, etc. to determine eligibility. See your guidance counselor for further details. Student athletes must also follow NCAA eligibility criteria, which differ from the CSU/UC requirements. See your counselor for additional information.
HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE – 2 years required (20 credits)
Two years of history/social science to include: one year of United States History or one-half of United States History and one-half of civics or American Government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.
ENGLISH – 4 years required (40 credits)
Four years of college preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature, poetry, and drama. Not more than one year course will be accepted from the ninth grade.
MATHEMATICS - 3 years required (30 credits); UC recommends 4 years
Three years including elementary algebra, geometry, and second year (advanced) algebra. Math courses taken in grades 7 and 8 may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if the high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.
LABORATORY SCIENCE – 2 required (20 credits); UC recommends 3 years
Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three areas: biology, chemistry, and physics. Laboratory courses in earth/space sciences are acceptable if they have as prerequisites or provide basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, or physics. Not more than one year of grade 9 laboratory science can be used to meet this requirement.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 2 years required (20 credits); UC recommends 3 years
Two years of a language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, and composition.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS – 1 year (10 credits)
Any courses on the approved list for art or music or Theatre Arts classes.
COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVES – 1 year required (10 credits)
In addition to those required in “a-e” above chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and languages other than English (a third year in the language used for the “e” requirement or two years of another language). See CSU/UC approved course list for electives.
UC/CSU Approved Courses
Current Courses to Meet “A-G” Subject Requirements for Admission to UC/CSU
World History -P
AP World History-P
AP US History-P
History of Europe IB/HL2-P
AP Government/AP Macroeconomics-P
Honors English 9-P
Honors English 10-P
AP English Language & Composition-P
Expository Reading and Writing Course-P
AP English Literature-P
Integrated Math 1-P
Integrated Math 2-P
Integrated Math 3-P
Adv Math Concepts-P
AP Calculus AB-P
IB Math SL-P
D. LABORATORY SCIENCE
Biology IB/HL 2-P
E. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French Language IB/SL-P
Spanish for Spanish Speakers-P
AP Spanish Language-P
Spanish Language IB/SL-P
F. VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
Arch Design & CAD 1,2,3-P
Intro to Art-P
Art Studio 1-P
AP Art Studio-P
Theatre Arts 1,2-P
Theatre IB/SL, IB/HL2-P
Video Production 1,2-P
A Capella Choir-P
AP Music Theory-P
F. VISUAL & PERF ARTS cont.
Culinary Arts 2-P
G. ELECTIVE COURSES
All courses listed under A-E with the exception of math courses, plus the following:
College Prep Science 9-P
College Prep Earth and Space-P
History of Europe IB/HL2-P
Medical Term and Careers-P
Medical and Hospital Careers-P
Administration of Justice-P
AVID Senior Seminar-P
Theory of Knowledge IB-P
Culinary Arts 1,2-P
Careers with Kids-P
Eng and Design & CAD 1,2,3-P
Video Production 3-P
Butte College 2 + 2 Partnership Agreement
Partnership Agreement Butte College has identified certain high school classes that are judged to be equivalent in scope, content and skill level to selected Butte College courses. If you complete any of these courses while in high school, you can earn college credits in advance. See your teacher to enroll in this program.
Administration of Justice
Careers in Public Safety and Law
Medical Terminology and Careers
Online Medical and Terminology-P
Careers with Kids-P
Arch Design & CAD 1-P
Engineering Design & CAD 1-P
Welding and Fabrication
Audio and Video Production
Video Production 1-P
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