• UC Universities

    Application season is upon us. If your students have questions before submitting their UC application, please share several ways for them to get in touch. As always, visit our Counselor Resources page for our full listing of webinars for counselors and recordings of past webinars.
    All Applicants
    UC Application Help Drop-In Chat (Students register here)
    Tuesday, November 19 from 8-10am and noon-2pm PST
    Freshman Applicants
    UC Application Webinar (Students register here)
    Monday, November 11 from 3-4pm PST
    UC Personal Insight Question Webinar (Students register here)
    Monday, November 11 from 5-6pm PST
    Transfer Applicants
    UC Application Webinars (Students register here)
    November 18-25, various times

    UC Admission 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. Language Other Than English - 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
    Troy's 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 Campus and Major/Program

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    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.
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    Personal insight questions
    The personal insight questions are about getting to know you better — your life experience, interests, ambitions and inspirations.


    Think of it as your interview with the admissions office. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it.While this section of the application is just one part we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.

    ASSIST Student Transfer Info.- http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html

    “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.”