The "a–g" subject requirements represent the 15 minimum academic preparatory courses that freshman applicants must have to be meet University of California admission requirements. Applicants must complete 11 of the 15 "a–g" requirements by the end of their junior year. For more information on these requirements, please visit the . The University of California also maintains a list of courses for high schools in California.
The admission and selection process for freshmen to UC Santa Cruz reflects the academic rigor and preparation needed for admission to a major research institution. Meeting the minimum qualifications for the university does not guarantee you admission as a freshman. Students are encouraged to achieve well beyond the minimum qualifications to enhance their chances for selection.
In general, you may not earn university credit for college courses or International Baccalaureate (IB) transfer credits that duplicate credits already earned through AP. There are, however, a few exceptions to this general rule. Since it is often difficult to know exactly which UC Davis course you should take when you have earned AP credit, you should speak with an academic adviser in your major department, dean's office, or the Biology Academic Success Center before selecting and enrolling in classes.
All California public school students, except eligible students with disabilities, must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, in order to receive a high school diploma.
As a selective campus, UC Santa Cruz is unable to offer admission to all UC-qualified applicants. UCSC offers admission to freshman applicants according to the selection policy described in this document.
UC Riverside is the only UC that offers the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) for outstanding high school juniors. Unlike early decision programs, GAP is nonbinding. You may apply, be admitted and then choose whether or not to attend.
Prospective students and their families in California, as well as California community college counselors, may contact an Admissions Regional Representative for more information. Please see . Out-of-state students may contact , and international students may contact .
NOTE: Courses for which AP credit has been granted may not be used as substitutes for courses required as part of the UC Davis General Education Requirement.
You are considered a freshman applicant if you are still in high school or have not yet enrolled at a college or university after graduating (excluding the summer immediately after graduation).
The selection criteria are nearly identical to those used for California residents, except that you must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 in all UC-transferable college coursework.
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1. Complete at least 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of UC-transferable college credit with a minimum GPA of 2.40. No more than 14 semester/21 quarter units may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.
To qualify for admission to UC as a junior-level transfer student, you must fulfill both of the following criteria. Keep in mind that meeting these requirements is not sufficient to gain admission to UCSC and/or the major of your choice.
About 25 percent of UCSC students do not begin their career as freshmen, but choose to enter the university by transferring from a community college. Transferring is an excellent way to achieve your UCSC degree, and UCSC gives top priority to qualified junior transfers from a California community college.
Admission by Exception is granted to a very small percentage of applicants who do not meet UC requirements. Such factors as academic accomplishments in light of your life experiences and/or special circumstances, socioeconomic background, special talents and/or achievements, contributions to the community, and your answers to the Personal Insight Questions are taken into consideration.