UC/CSU A-G Requirements
Except for D. Laboratory Science, requirements are essentially the same. Students need to earn at least a C or better in all 15 year-long college-prep courses to be eligible.
|History/Social Science – 2 years required
Two years of history/social science, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.
|2 years||History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government AND 1 year of social science)|
|English – 4 years required
Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature. No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.
|4 years||English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature)|
|Mathematics – 3 years required, 4 years recommended
Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry. Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades that your high school accepts as equivalent to its own math courses.
|3 years||Math (4 years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year)|
|Laboratory Science – 2 years required, 3 years recommended
Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry and physics. Advanced laboratory science classes that have biology, chemistry or physics as prerequisites and offer substantial additional material may be used to fulfill this requirement, as may the final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program that provides rigorous coverage of at least two of the three foundational subjects.
|2 years||Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science)|
|Language Other than English – 2 years required, 3 years recommended
Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. Courses in languages other than English taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if your high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.
|2 years||Language Other than English (2 years of the same language; American Sign Language is applicable - See below about a possible waiver of this requirement )|
|Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) – 1 year required
A single yearlong approved arts course from a single VPA discipline: dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.
|1 year||Visual and Performing Arts (dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art)|
|College-Preparatory Electives – 1 year required
One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in "a-f" above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts (non-introductory level courses), history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the "e" requirement or two years of another language).
|1 year||College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "A-G" list)|
Students applying to the University of California must also complete a personal statement.
Register for the SAT test at: www.collegeboard.com
Register for the ACT test at: www.actstudent.org
Oxnard High School's Code is: 052305
Reminder of Important Deadlines for College Bound Seniors
- UC application deadline November 30 ( www.universityofcalifornia.edu )
- CSU application deadline November 30 (www.csumentor.edu)
- Last SAT accepted December 3—application deadline October 28 th ( www.collegeboard.com )
- Last ACT accepted December 10—application deadline November 4 ( www.act.org )
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) From Jan. 1 to March 2 deadline ( www.fafsa.ed.gov )
- Cal Grant GPA verification deadline March 2—filed electronically from OHS only with permission form signed by parent/student
- CSU'S Application Opens October 1 – PREFERRED METHOD IS ONLINE. You can start now. Listen for announcement of Ginger Reyes from CSUCI doing a workshop in filling out the application. Go to www.csumentor.edu to start yours now.
- UC's will make the application available online October 1 st . Go to www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply to work on the application. Take the virtual tour first- it will answer many of your questions! Save user name and password in a place you can retrieve it!
- For help on the UC's personal statement go to www.ucgateways.org . You can download a timeline for completion.
- Did you know the UC's notify via email FIRST if you are accepted? Get an email address.
- College Entrance testing needs to be completed by December. Sign up by Oct 1 for the next SAT test. On line www.collegeboard.com or a paper copy in the COD office
- Are you interested in instant admission at Humboldt State University ? October 30 th from 8:30-3:00 pm at HSU. For more information see the COD.
Sign up now for the new PSAT! It is absolutely the best way to prepare for the NEW SAT Reasoning Test. The cost is $13.00 and payable at the Student body window. Something new this year is that test answer explanations will be available on line at www.collegeboard.com/psatextra
- Get the highest grades possible
- Proper course selection is very important
- Sign up for the PSAT if you are proficient in Algebra
- Sign up the ACT PLAN-excellent tool for College Planning. It will be given on campus. Check the bulletin or visit our website in fall for the dates.
- Take the SAT II if you completed Biology Lab. Registration will be in April for the June test
- Take advantage of an online College planner. These websites offer this free service:
WHATS NEW IN COUNSELING
University of California Visual Aarts Requirement
Students entering Fall 2005 need to complete a year-long sequence in a UC approved course.
More information: www.ucop.edu/pathways
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Don't rule out college because of cost. Most colleges offer financial aid. Take advantage of a Cal Grant. See a counselor if you have questions.
College Board Testing Tips!
Before Test Day Make sure you have two No. 2 pencils and a soft eraser. A No. 2 pencil is required to answer the essay and the multiple-choice questions. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Pens are not allowed.
Have your SAT Admission Ticket and acceptable photo ID ready. You will need your Admission Ticket and photo ID for admission to the test center.
Prepare snacks to bring with you. Although food or beverages cannot be opened in the test room, you may stow them under your chair or desk and consume them outside the test room during breaks. A healthy snack will go a long way in keeping you alert during the entire test.
Be well-rested and ready to go. Get a good night's sleep the night before the test and eat a good breakfast that morning.
Check to see if your test center is open. Visit www.collegeboard.com on Friday for a list of test center closings. On Saturday morning, if there is bad weather in your area, tune into your local media (like you do for school closing announcements) to make sure that your test center has not been affected.
Plan ahead to arrive at the test center on time. Unless otherwise noted on your Admission Ticket, arrive at the test center no later than 7:45 a.m. Testing should start at approximately 8 a.m.
On Test Day Give yourself plenty of time to get to the test center. Consider traffic, weather conditions, flat tires, and anything else that could slow you down.
Be sure to test at the center indicated on your Admission Ticket. Even if you're scheduled to test at a center that was not your first choice, you are only guaranteed admission to the test center listed on your Admission Ticket. Seating is very limited at other test centers.
Use breaks to eat or drink any snacks you have brought with you. You will have several breaks during the test. Use them to relax and eat a snack, so you can stay focused.
Make sure you use a No. 2 pencil. You must fill in the entire circle darkly and completely. If you change your response, erase it as completely as possible. It is very important that you follow these instructions when filling out your answer sheet.
Pace yourself during the test. Remember, each question counts the same. If you find yourself spending too much time on one question, move on to the next question.
Need to contact a teacher?
Please call teacher secretary, Ms. Tiffani Castro, 278-3032