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A-G Requirements

The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems have identical requirements which are known as the A-G requirements.  Both require students to complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (A-G courses) with a letter grade of C or better.  Click below for a comparison of the CSU-UC minimum freshman admission requirements.
It should be noted that these are the minimum entrance requirements for both systems.  The UC/CSU systems have always and will continue to recommend that students have an additional year of mathematics, science, and foreign language.  The UC also expects students to be enrolled in mathematics in their senior year.
Private Universities
The majority of private universities have the same eligibility requirements as the UC/CSU systems.  Although some may recommend an additional year or two in foreign language, math, or science.  Students are encouraged to research the individual private university websites for their requirements and plan their high school courses accordingly.  We encourage students to discuss their interest in private universities with their counselors as early as possible.
Community College Requirements
Completion of Gabrielino High School graduation requirements will allow students to attend community college.