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?

With the exception of courses in the laboratory sciences, elective courses are acceptable for the “g” subject area if they are advanced courses designed for the 11th- and/or 12th- grades. Courses at the 10th-grade level are also acceptable if they have an appropriate prerequisite and meet the elective (“g”) subject area course criteria.

In the laboratory science discipline, ninth- and 10th-grade courses can be approved as electives. These courses should cover topics from the biological, earth or physical sciences and must include laboratory and/or field activities.