On this page, you'll find the minimum requirements for college admission. In LAUSD, we expect our students to take college preparatory classes every year in high school. That's because you can be eligible for college, but not be competitive. In other words, as colleges have their choice of more and more students, colleges look for those students who do more than the minimum.

For students graduating in 2003 and later, here are the A-G subject area requirements. If you want to make sure the specific course you're taking is qualified as college prep, click on the courses link for the subject area.


Subject

UC/CSU

Private Colleges

Links

(A) Social Science

2 Years

2 to 3 Years

Courses

(B) English

4 Years

4 Years

Courses

(C) Math

3 Years*

3 to 4 Years

Courses

(D) Lab Science

2 Years

2 to 4 Years

Courses

(E) Foreign Lang.

2 Years*

2 to 4 Years

Courses

(F) Visual & Performing Arts

2 semesters, same field**

Varies by College

Courses

(G) Electives

1 Year or more of advanced courses

In Subject Areas of Interest

Courses

Admission Tests

SAT I or ACT***

SAT I or ACT, some colleges also require 3 SAT II

 

*More Recommended; **In 2006 requirement changes to 1 Year course; ***UC also requires 3 SAT II tests

For community colleges there are no specific subject requirements for admission. However, you will still need these classes to prepare you for the more advanced courses required to transfer to a 4-year college. If you don't take your A-G classes in high school you may have to take remedial classes in community college.

 

College Connection Home Page | LAUSD Home Page

Grad Requirements | College Admissions | Financial Aid | Testing | Announcements