College preparedness

A-G Subject requirements for csu / uc

"A" Social Science - 2 years required

  • 1 year US History, or

  • 1 semester US History and 1 semester Civics or American Government

  • 1 year Social Studies

"B" English - 4 years required

  • No more than 1 year may be advanced ELD

"C" Mathematics - 3 years required (4 years strongly recommended for UC)

  • Math I

  • Math II

  • Math III

"D" Laboratory Science - 2 years required (3 years strongly recommended for UC)

  • 1 year Biological Science

  • 1 year Physical Science (CSU)

  • 1 Year Chemistry or Physics (UC)

"E" Language Other Than English (LOTE)- 2 years required (3 years strongly recommended for UC)

  • Must be the same Language

"F" Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)- 1 year required

  • 2 semesters in either Visual or Performing Arts (Example; Ceramics in Fall, and Drama in Spring) - CSU

  • 2 semesters of the same discipline (Example Drama in Fall and Spring) - UC

"G" College Prepatory Elective- 1 year required

  • 2 semesters in addition to those listed above in "A" - "F" or Non-introductory VAPA or 3rd year of LOTE or 2 years of a second LOTE

Community College (116 Campuses)

California Community College:

Entrance Requirements: cccapply.org

All graduates from Irvine High School are eligible to attend any California Community College regardless of courses pursued in high school. Students over 18 may enroll without a high school diploma. Students at a community college may work toward training and certification in a variety of career related areas or pursue coursework leading toward transfer to a four-year university.


university of California (10 campuses)



University of California:

Entrance Requirements: (http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu)

All applicants will need to complete 11 of the 15 “A-G” courses by the end of their junior year.

• Requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the A-G coursework

• All coursework must be passed with a “C-” or better

Testing Requirements: Test-free admissions.


Cal State University (23 Campuses)

California State University:

Entrance Requirements: https://www.calstate.edu/apply

All applicants will need to complete the A-G courses.

• Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the A-G coursework

• All coursework must be passed with a “C-” or better

Testing Requirements: Test-free admissions.

INDEPENDENT colleges in CAlifornia

(84 campuses)

Independent College Options:

Entrance Requirements: Visit individual college websites for more information & www.aiccu.edu + www.commonapp.org

Various entrance requirements, programs and majors. The school environment, size, focus and academic rigor vary.

Testing Requirements: Refer to the school website for the most up to date information.


colleges OUTSIDE OF CAlifornia

(3,751 cAMPUSES)

Private and Public College Options:

Entrance Requirements: Visit individual college websites for more information & www.commonapp.org

Various entrance requirements, programs and majors. The school environment, size, focus and academic rigor vary.

Testing Requirements: Refer to the school website for the most up to date information.

UNIVERSITY APPROVED COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES

The current UC approved course list may be accessed by going to Irvine High School UC Approved List. The following Irvine High School courses were approved to satisfy the CSU and UC A–G requirements. Underlined courses with grades of “C” or better only will receive a weighted grade point.



HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE Meets “A” Requirement - 20 credits minimum

Modern World History

Honors Modern World History

AP World History

US History

AP US History

American Government

AP US Government & Politics



ENGLISH Meets “B” Requirement - 40 credits minimum

ELD (English Language Development

English 1

Honors English 1

English 2

Honors English 2

English 3

AP English Language and Composition

English 4

AP English Literature

Creative Writing



MATHEMATICS Meets the “C” Requirement - 30 credits minimum, 40 credits recommended

*cannot be used to satisfy the “G” Requirement

Math I*

Math II*

Enhanced Math ii*

Math III*

Enhanced Math III*

Math IV*

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Computer Science

AP Statistics



SCIENCE Meets the “D” Requirement - 20 credits minimum, 30 credits recommended

Living Earth

Honors Living Earth

Chemistry in the Earth Systems

Honors Chemistry in the Earth Systems

Physics in the Universe

Anatomy and Physiology

PLTW Aerospace Engineering

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design

PLTW Principles of Engineering

PLTW Engineering Design and Development

AP Environmental Science

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1


LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE)Meets the “E” Requirement - 20 credits min, 30 credits recommended

*cannot be used to satisfy the “G” Requirement


French 1*

French 2

French 3

Honors French 4

AP French Lang. & Culture

Korean 1*

Korean 2

Korean 3

Honors Korean 4

Honors Korean 5

Spanish 1*

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Honors Spanish 4

AP Spanish Lang. & Culture

Spanish for Native Speakers 1

Spanish for Native Speakers 2



VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Meets the “F” Requirement 10 credits minimum

*cannot be used to satisfy the “G” Requirement

  • Students satisfy the VPA requirement by completing two courses of an approved “F” course in either Visual or Performing Arts.

Visual Arts

Animation

Adv. Animation

Computer Graphics*

Adv. Computer Graphics

Ceramics*

Adv. Ceramics

AP 3D Art and Design

Painting & Drawing*

Adv. Painting & Drawing

AP Drawing

Visual Imagery*

Adv. Visual Imagery

AP 2D Art and Design

AP Art History

The Art of Film

Video Production

Adv. Video Production

Performing Arts

Theater

Creative Drama*

Intermediate Drama

Advanced Drama

Theater Technology

Dance

Dance Ensemble

Dance Tech 2

Dance Tech 3

Dance Tech 4

Chorus

Chorale

Concert Chorale

Viva Cantar

Canta Bella

Irvine Singers

Music

Guitar 1*

Guitar 2

Concert Band*

Concert Orchestra*

Jazz Ensemble 1

Jazz Ensemble 2*

Percussion Ensemble*

Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Orchestra

Wind Symphony


COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVE Meets the “G” Requirement - 10 credits minimum

All courses listed in sections A-F above with the exception of those marked with an * plus the following:

Beginning Journalism

Advanced Journalism

Yearbook

Auto MLR I

Auto MLR II

Economics

AP Macroeconomics

Exploring Computer Science

Psychology

AP Psychology

Virtual Enterprise

Web Design

PSAT - Junior Year

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) measures what students are learning in school, determines if they are on track, and can open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. The PSAT is offered during the fall semester, and is suggested for juniors for National Merit Scholarship qualification; however, may be taken during the sophomore year as well. The PSAT is not used in college admissions decisions.

SAT - Spring of Junior Year

You may repeat the SAT test as needed or desired until Fall of your Senior Year

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Test is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom including how they think, solve problems, and communicate.

Pre ACT-Sophomore or Junior year

AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (www.act.org)

The ACT is divided into four required sections: English (punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure and rhetorical skills), mathematics (skills typically acquired in courses through the end of the 11th grade), reading comprehension and science (interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in general or introductory science courses). The optional Writing Test measures skills in high school English classes and entry-level college composition courses.

ACT-Spring of Junior Year

You may repeat the ACT test as needed or desired until Fall of your Senior Year


AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (www.act.org)

The ACT is divided into four required sections: English (punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure and rhetorical skills), mathematics (skills typically acquired in courses through the end of the 11th grade), reading comprehension and science (interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in general or introductory science courses). The optional Writing Test measures skills in high school English classes and entry-level college composition courses.

Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States accept either the SAT or ACT scores for consideration of college admissions. Entrance exam scores are one of several factors considered in college admissions decisions. Colleges set their own policies regarding which scores they want students to send and which scores they review. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges to which you are considering submitting an application.

When reporting ACT scores to colleges, you can choose which ACT score to release. You may select the optional score reporting feature which will allow you to choose one, multiple or all SAT test scores on a single score report. If this option is not selected, all SAT scores will be sent as has been traditional practice.