The following are *minimum requirements for admission to University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). All courses must be completed with a C or better. D's and Fails must be repeated. Minimum GPA is 3.0 for UC and **2.0 for CSU in A-G courses, grades 10-11 (including summer school).
(A) 2 Years of Social Studies (World History, U.S. History, Government)
(B) 4 Years of English
(C) 3 Years of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
(D) 2 Years of Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry)
(E) 2 Years of Foreign Language
(F) 1 Year of Visual/Performing Art
(G) 1 Year of Electives from any category (A-F)
*UC's recommend and/or require that students complete above and beyond the minimum requirements. View more information about UC.
**Students with 3.0 or higher are automatically eligible to apply to CSU with any SAT or ACT score. Students with GPA's of 2.0-2.99 are eligible for CSU based on the Eligibility Index. Some CSU campuses are more competitive and have different requirements. View more information about CSU.
Additional Requirements include SAT Reasoning or ACT. For some competitive UC programs and some private colleges, SAT Subject Exams may be recommended or required. Students must check with specific campuses to review all admission requirements. Exams must be taken by December of a student's Senior Year.
See the current Chatsworth High School Approved Course List for UC and CSU.
UC Admission Update
UC admission requirements. Students need to meet 3 minimum requirements:
1. Complete A-G requirements (minimum, 15 courses) with at least 11 completed by the end of your junior year
2. Earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in A-G courses, earning at least a C or better in all A-G coursework
3. Take the SAT Reasoning or ACT with writing by December of your senior year. The SAT Subject Exams are no longer required, though they may be submitted and recommended for some majors.
It's important to start planning for college early! To begin keeping track of the A-G requirements as they are completed, students can go to www.csumentor.edu or www.californiacolleges.edu.