University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 7
Number of College Preparatory Courses Completed by Entering Freshmen, Fall 2000 to 2009

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

Consistent with the Master Plan for Higher Education, UC's policy is to provide access for all students who meet the University's eligibility criteria.

There are several different paths by which a student can become eligible. Statewide eligibility for a freshman entrant is based on three factors:

  • Subject competency, as demonstrated by the completion of at least 15 year-long college preparatory courses (the "a-g" requirement, graphed above);
  • Grade point average (GPA) in college preparatory ("a-g") courses during the sophomore and junior years of high school;
  • Scores on standardized tests (either SAT or ACT).

Students deemed eligible for the University are guaranteed a place at one of the UC campuses, although not necessarily a campus or major of their choice.

UC's eligibility requirements for the entering class of 2011 can be found online. Eligibility requirements for the entering class of 2012 have been revised.

Source: UCOP StatFinder. Additional information can be found at:

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.