A-G Requirements: Be College Ready
High school students must take and pass all A-G courses to be eligible for a California state university.
Students must take 15 specific classes and pass them with a grade of C or better. See the list of courses below.
A-G requirements are just the minimum bar.
Students should go beyond A-G to be truly ready and competitive for college.
It’s really important to keep in mind that these are minimum standards. To get into more competitive schools, students will want to go beyond what’s required:
- Take more academic classes than required. University admissions departments generally recommend an additional year of math (ideally getting to the highest level of math—Calculus), laboratory science, and foreign language.
- Take the most challenging classes available. Students should ask to be placed in honors or Advanced Placement (AP) classes. AP classes are considered college-level work and if a student passes the AP exam, he or she can receive college credit for the class.
For more information about what the A-G requirements are, go to https://innovateschools.org/parent-guide/parent-guide-what-are-the-a-g-requirements/
Grade Requirements for College AcceptanceStudents planning to attend a four-year college must maintain a minimum grade of "C" or better in all A-G courses in order to meet college admissions requirements.Students should be aware that colleges/universities do not accept any "Ds" or "Fs" on a student's high school transcript. Therefore, students receiving either a "D" or an "F" in any class will be required to repeat that class/semester. This can be accomplished in summer school between Junior and Senior year, through a local community College or Adult Ed program, or through CyberHigh (when available)
Follow this link to see the list of classes that we offer at MPA to satisfy A-G requirements