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Prospect students move faster than in a traditional high school to earn credits. This means the program is NOT UC a-g approved. Students who graduate from Prospect are eligible for community college directly after high school but NOT a 4 year college.

Students who want to attend a 4 year college should return to their comprehensive high school and graduate there if they want to attend a 4 year college directly after graduation.

The University of California's A - G Policy Resource Guide outlines several subject requirements that prospective student applicants must satisfy. The requirements indicate the kinds of classes that students would complete during their time in high school.

The following courses meet requirements for admission to the University of California.




 (A) History/Social Science


One year of world history, cultures and historical geography. One year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of  American government or civics.

 (B) English


College preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.

 (C) Mathematics


College-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.

 (D) Laboratory Science


Laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

 (E) Language other than English


Same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.

 (F) Visual and Performing Arts


Dance, music, theater or the visual arts.

 (G) College-Preparatory Elective


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.

More information about the UC A-G course criteria

California high schools, online schools and designated programs and publishers can submit their courses to UC for “a-g” approval using the A-G Course Management Portal (CMP).

Approval is based on the course meeting the following subject-specific course criteria established by the UC faculty. Once approved, the course is added to the institution's "a-g" course list.

To satisfy the "a-g" subject requirements, the course must appear on the institution's course list for the year the student took the course.

UC A-G Articulation Guide