UC/CSU GPA Requirements

 

California State University (CSU)

The California State University (CSU) system uses three factors for admission for all 23 campuses:

  1. Specific high school courses (referred to as the "a-g" courses)
  2. Grades in "a-g" courses and test scores
  3. Graduation from high school

Your high school GPA is calculated using "a-g" courses after the 9th grade.  CSU campuses use an eligibility indexthat combines your GPA with your SAT (critical reading & math) or ACT composite score to confirm eligibility.  Click on the eligibility index to see if you meet the CSU local requirement.  You can also click on Calculate Your EligibilityIndex to compare your index score with other CSU campuses' average index scores.  

Note:  MANY CSU CAMPUSES HAVE HIGHER STANDARDS FOR ADMISSIONS IF THE CAMPUS IS OUT OF YOUR LOCAL AREA OR FOR PARTICULAR MAJORS.

Thanks to CSU Mentor for providing the information above.

University of California (UC)

The 9 undergraduate University of California campuses require CA high school students to have a high school "a-g" GPA of at least a 3.0.  UC GPA is calculated the same way as a CSU GPA.  Students can learn more about the UC formula called the "admission indexwhich uses student's "a-g" courses and convert grades earned in "a-g" courses in 10th and 11th grade, including summer session (pluses and minuses do not count) that include either the SAT(reading, math and writing) or ACT Plus Writing.  SAT Subject exams may be require for competitive majors on some campuses.  Click on SAT Subject exams to find out which ones.

The UC system goes beyond just "a-g" GPAtest scores and subject requirements for admissions.  All 9 UC systems use a comprehensive review to evaluate and select students.  You can review theses factors at the UC website

Thanks to the University of California for the information above.

Below are tools to assist students to make sure they are on track for the UC and CSU systems:

*Note:  Your UC/CSU GPA is posted on Powerschool 

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