History/social science (“a”) – Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.
English (“b”) – Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
Mathematics (“c”) – Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
Laboratory science (“d”) – Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Language other than English (“e”) – Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second-level of high school instruction.
Visual and performing arts (“f”) – One year chosen from dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.
College-preparatory elective (“g”) – One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.
If you are planning on attending a 4-year college, you will have to complete 15 year-long college prep courses with a grade of "C" or higher*.
* Required "a-g" courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in which a semester grade of a D or F is earned must be repeated, EXCEPT in the areas of math and foreign language, where grades of D in the first semester can be validated by successful completion of the second semester with a grade of C or higher.
To view the complete UC/CSU approved course list for Fresno High go to https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist/ and enter Fresno High School.
Testing Requirements: ACT/SAT must be taken by December of your senior year
Students planning on attending a CSU: SAT or ACT with Writing.
Students planning on attending a UC: SAT or ACT with Writing and optional, but recommended, SAT Subject tests.
Please see your counselor for additional testing information.