UC Admissions Requirements

A. History/Social Science - 2 years

One year of US History or one-half year US History and one-half year of Civics

or American Government; one year of world history/Cultures/Geography

B. English - 4 years required

College Preparatory English Composition and Literature

C. Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 recommended

Three years of college preparatory mathematics that includes

Algebra,Geometry and Algebra 2.

D. Laboratory Science - 2 years required, 3 recommended

Two years of laboratory science, including two of the three fundamental

disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

E. Foreign Language - 2 years required, 3 recommended

Two years of the same Foreign Language

F. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required

One year including Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance Production

G. College Preparatory Electives - 1 year required

Additional Year chosen from the University of California "A-G" list


St. Michael's Prep UC & CSU approved A-G list



In order to be eligible to attend any school in the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) systems as a freshman, you must take certain classes in high school. These classes are known as the "A-G Subjects:"


Additional Information

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (Impacted campuses or programs require higher qualifications)

  • AP/IB courses receive an extra grade point for grades 10 and 11 (8 semesters maximum, no more than 4 semester courses in grade 10)

  • Filing period is November 1-30

  • Personal Statement is required

  • Letter of Recommendation is not required or accepted

Tests required:
- SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing
- SAT Subject tests are not required, but recommended. 

SAT Subject Test recommendations by UC campus the Deptment/University



UC Website

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How to Apply


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AP & IB Credits


AP - UC grants for College Board Advanced Placement examinations on which students scores 3 or higher.



Thinking about which University of California campus — or campuses — to apply to can be an exciting, thought-provoking and possibly intimidating process. You have nine choices available. That means nine geographic locations, tempos and personalities to consider.


Parent & Families


Exploring the world of UC is an exciting, daunting and transformative time for students — and for parents and guardians as well. Which is understandable. You want what's best for your student and might be confused about what you can — and should — do to help. We encourage you to review this section to learn the most constructive ways to support your student and the admissions process at the same time.


Freshman admission profiles by UC Campus



Freshman Admissions Rates By High School to The UC system By Year & Campus



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“ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST- is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.”