A-G Requirements and College
If you are considering applying to a four-year university in California (CSU or UC) upon high school graduation, the completion of the A-G requirements are mandatory. The A-G Requirements are a number of courses approved by the UC designed to prepare high school students for college-level curriculum (classes designated with a "p" on student transcripts) .
While looking over the A-G requirements, keep in mind the following:
The A-G requirements are as follows:
A. History/Social Science - 2 years
B. English - 4 years
C. Mathematics - 3 years
D. Laboratory Science - 2 years
E. Language Other than English - 2 years
F. Visual & Performing Arts - 1 year
G. College-Preparatory Elective - 1 year
NOTE: Taking the A-G courses is NOT the only way to satisfy these requirements. You also meet them by completing college courses such as at a community college, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, Advance Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams by the December of your senior year. If needed, refer to your counselor or Ms. Farrell in the College and Career Center to further discuss these options.
Detailed information and a complete list of A-G courses offered at VHS are available online for each academic school year.
More information on how to satisfy an A-G requirement by taking an exam listed above can be found here.
Below are documents that may assist.