Frequently asked questions

Does UC approve school-created (non-AP and non-IB) honors-level courses in the “g” subject area?

Yes. Beginning with the 2015-16 submission period, school-created honors-level elective courses can receive the UC honors designation.

Are courses designed for the ninth-grade acceptable for the “g” subject area?

Beginning with the 2016-17 submission period, ninth-grade courses may earn approval in the elective ("g") subject area if the course meets the elective ("g") subject area course criteria.

Can a student combine coursework from the "a-f" area and the "g" area to satisfy the one-year elective requirement?

A student may use a semester course approved in one of the "a-f" areas together with a semester course approved in the "g" subject area to together satisfy the elective subject requirement. For example, a student can use a semester-long American government course (approved in the "a" subject area) together with a semester-long Economics course (approved in the "g" subject area) to satisfy the one-year elective subject requirement.