CSU & UC Validations

CSU-UC Comparison of Minimum Freshman Admission Requirements

Subject Requirements | California State University (CSU) | California State University (CSU) Validation | University of California (UC) | University of California (UC) Validation |

Minimum Admission Requirements | 15 A-G courses completed | 15 A-G courses completed 11 of the A-G courses must be completed prior to senior year | ||

“A” History/Social Science 2 years of history/social science Must include one year of US Hist. OR one semester of US Hist. and one semester of American Gov. | PLUS: One additional year of history/social science from either the “A” or the “G” subject areas. Each semester must be completed with a C or above. | GEOG 1B = Cultural Geog. (1Yr.) HIST 3 = World Hist.(1 Yr.) HIST 17B = US Hist. (1 Yr.) POLS 2 = American Gov. (1 Yr.) CP Econ. OR AP Econ. from (G) (1 semester) | PLUS: One year of world history, European History, cultures/geography, from the “A” subject area only. “G” courses are not accepted. Each semester must be completed with a C or above. | GEOG 1B = Cultural Geog. (1Yr.) HIST 3 = World Hist.(1 Yr.) HIST 17B = US Hist. (1 Yr.) POLS 2 = American Gov. (Only 1 semester or .5 unit allowed.) |

“B” English 4 years of approved English courses including no more than one year of advanced ESL or ELD. | Each semester must be completed with a C or above. | A non transferable (3 digits) course with a grade of C or above may be used to validate English grade 9,10, or 11. SC: Eng. 190 AP English 3 or AP English 4 with a grade of C or above each semester may be used to validate all four years of the English requirement. A transferable level (1 or 2 digit) English course may be used to validate all four years of the English requirement. SC: Eng. 1A | The ESL/ELD must be completed in grades 9, 10 or 11. Each semester must be completed with a C or above. | A non transferable (3 digits) course with a grade of C or above may be used to validate English grade 9,10, or 11. SC Eng. 190 AP English 3 or AP English 4 with a grade of C or above each semester may be used to validate all four years of the English requirement. A transferable level (1 or 2 digit) English course may be used to validate all four years of the English requirement. SC: Eng. 1A |

“C” Mathematics 3 years of mathematics including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. OR Integrated Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. | Integrated Math 2 will be accepted in lieu of a Geometry course. | Student may have a D first semester if second semester is C or above. A grade of C or better in the first semester of Algebra 2 validates both semesters of Algebra 1. Integrated CP Math 3 may validate a “D” in CP Integrated Math 2. A grade of C or better in Trigonometry or Precalculus validates the entire Math requirement. CP or AP Statistics validates Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. AP Calculus, AB or BC may be used to validate Algebra or Algebra 2, but not Geometry. Grade of C or above in a non-transferable course in algebra, geometry, or intermediate algebra satisfies one year of the requirement. SC Math 101 = Alg. 1 or CP Math I SC Math 102 = Alg. 2 or CP Math III SC Math 14 = Statistics and validates Alg. II or Math 3 SC Math 10 = Trigonometry validates math sequence SC Math 2 = Precalculus validates math sequence | 4 years of Math are highly recommended. Student must have completed two semesters of Geometry OR Math 2. The Geometry requirement may be met in 7th or 8th grade. Integrated Math 2 will be accepted in lieu of a Geometry course. | Student may have a D first semester if second semester is C or above. A grade of C or better in the first semester of Algebra 2 validates both semesters of Algebra 1. CP or AP Statistics validates Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Grade of C or above in a non-transferable course in algebra, geometry, or intermediate algebra satisfies one year of the requirement A grade of C or better in Trigonometry or Precalculus validates the entire Math requirement however the student must have taken Geometry or Math 2. Trigonometry may validate a D in Geometry or Math 2, but it will not validate an omission of Geometry. The omission of Geometry or Math 2 course cannot be validated by any higher level course work. AP Calculus, AB or BC may be used to validate Algebra or Algebra 2, but not Geometry. |

“D” Laboratory Science 2 years of Laboratory Science | At least 1 year of physical science and one year of biological science. One course must be from the D subject area. The second course could be from the “D” or “G” area. | Earth Science can be used as one lab science for non-impacted campuses plus Chico State due to Local Eligibility. A second semester of “C” can validate a first semester “D” or “F” in chemistry. | 3 years are highly recommended. Must include at least two of the three subjects: including biology, chemistry and physics. Both courses must come from the “D” subject area. Only one interdisciplinary science course can be used to meet this requirement | Both semesters must be a “C” or higher. Validation of a “D” is not allowed. |

“E” Language Other Than English 2 years of Language other than English and the 2 years must be of the same language. | American Sign Language is accepted. | A grade of “C” or better in a second semester of a higher-level course validates a lower-level course. A higher -level course can validate the appropriate number of years based on the level. Example 8th grader can take Sp. I and enter 9th grade with Sp. II which completes the minimum requirement. Shasta College LOTE courses count as two years of high school LOTE. | American Sign Language is accepted. 3 years are highly recommended. | A grade of “C” or better in a second semester of a higher-level course validates a lower-level course. A higher -level course can validate the appropriate number of years based on the level. Example 8th grader can take Sp. I and enter 9th grade with Sp. II which completes the minimum requirement. Shasta College LOTE courses count as two years of high school LOTE. |

“F” Visual & Performing Arts 1 year required OR two semesters in the same discipline. | Must have a C or above each semester One year chosen from dance, music, theater, visual arts (e.g. painting, web/graphics design, film/video, inter/multimedia arts. A single course taken over two academic years is acceptable if it is taken in sequential order. | Grade of “C” or better in any CSU/UC transferable college course (in person or online) that clearly falls within one of the four visual/performing arts, disciplines: dance, music, theater or visual arts. | Must have a C or above each semester. One year chosen from dance, music, theater, visual arts (e.g. painting, web/graphics design, film/video, inter./multimedia arts. A single course taken over two academic years is acceptable if it is taken in sequential order. | Grade of “C” or better in any UC transferable college course (in person or online) that clearly falls within one of the four visual/performing arts, disciplines: dance, music, theater or visual arts. |

“G” College Preparatory Elective 1 year. | One year in addition to those required in a-f course offerings OR One year approved in the (g) category Must have a C or above each semester. | Grade of “C” or better in any CSU/UC transferable course beyond the minimum required number course in any of the “a-f” categories | One year in addition to those required in a-f course offerings OR One year approved in the (g) category Must have a C or above each semester. | |

GPA | 2.0 or higher | 3.0 or higher |