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A - G Requirements

College Preparation A-G Requirements

There are several basic entrance requirements that are shared by colleges and universities. Heavy emphasis should be placed upon high school course selections in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, World Languages, as well as other A-G college preparation electives. Students must earn a "C" or better in all college prep classes. If you plan to attend a specific college or university, check with your counselor to make sure that you will be able to meet the necessary requirements for admission to that institution. It is required that all students planning to attend a four-year college or university complete, at minimum, the following:

  • A. Two years of History/Social Science
  • B. Four years of English
  • C. Three years of Math required (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II); four years recommended
  • D. Two years of Lab Science; three years recommended
  • E. Two years of World Languages required; three recommended
  • F. One year of Visual & Performing Arts
  • G. One year of College Prep Elective

Students planning to attend a four-year college or university directly after high school graduation are required to take the SAT and/or the ACT. It is strongly recommended that students take the college entrance exam by the end of their junior year.

A-G Requirements



A-G Reqirements


                                                                      Please refer to Sierra’s Course list for approved college preparatory.