University of California (UC) and Cal State University (CSU)


UC/CSU Admission Requirements:

A-G Minimum Freshmen Requirements for CSU and UC

CSU Admission Requirements

UC Admission Requirements


UC/CSU GPA Calculation:

UC and CSU schools use all grades from the summer prior to 10th grade through the summer after 11th grade to determine your GPA for admissions purposes. California applicants must earn a C or better in all A-G or college-preparatory courses.


Honors/AP Credit for UC and CSU Schools:

  • You will receive an extra point for each semester of a UC honors-level course, with a maximum of 8 points between 10th and 11th grades in courses where you earned a C or better.
  • Honors courses are Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IB HL) and designated Standard Level (IB SL) courses, UC-transferable college courses and UC-certified honors courses that appear on your school's course list.
  • For 10th grade, you cannot use more than 4 honors points.
  • One college course = one grade = one honors point.
  • UC will grant honors weight for AP or IB courses only, but not for school-designated honors courses.


Helpful Resources

CSU Admissions Handbook

UC Admissions Handbook

Step by Step Application Instructions for CSU

Completing the UC Application

UC Cost of Attendance

CSU Cost of Attendance

UC Application

CSU Application