• University of California

    University of California (UC) 


    Minimum Requirements

    CSU "A-G" required courses (must have a C or better in all)
    A. History/Social Science, 2 years required
    B. English, 4 years required
    C. Mathematics, 3 years required
    D. Laboratory Science, 2 years required
    E. Language other than English, 2 years required
    F. Visual and Performing Arts, 1 year required
    G. College Preparatory Elective, 1 year required


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    BV Courses to Meet Entrance Requirements for UC

    Checklist to use for making sure you have the coursework necessary for UC entrance.


    Exam (SAT and ACT) Requirements for UC admissions

    UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.


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    UC Application Process   


    University of California (UC): October 1 - November 30    Important Dates and Deadlines

            University of California  How to apply?

            Personal Insight Questions    &     Personal Insight Questions Video

            Personal Insight Questions: Guide for Freshman Applicants 

            UC Application Timeline  


    Be prepared ahead of time:

    • Consider major and campus options.
    • Get unofficial copy of transcripts.
    • Write responses to the Personal Insight Questions in advance and have others read it!
    • Create a document outlining activities, awards, community service and work experience.


    Await the decision: Each UC campus will notify the student of its admission decision, generally in March for fall freshman applicants or in April for transfer students. To read more about admissions decisions, visit http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/admission-decisions.


    After You Have Been Accepted


    All admission decisions are conditional on the successful completion of your senior year. Colleges may rescind admission to students who earn low grades in college preparatory classes during their senior year. Make sure you arrange to have your final transcript sent to the university you have chosen.

Last Modified on September 16, 2022