Welcome to the "a-g" Guide! Here you will find comprehensive information, helpful tools and useful resources on everything "a-g".

Developing an "a-g" course?

Learn more about the University’s expectations and criteria for courses seeking “a-g” certification, and access sample approved courses, webinars and course evaluation guidelines.

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Updating your course list

Schools, districts and programs are responsible for updating their "a-g" course list annually. Course lists should reflect the "a-g" courses being offered by a high school for the given year.

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Career Technical Education (CTE)

UC supports educators in designing courses that integrate academics and career-technical content and meet the requirements for “a-g” approval. To assist in developing these CTE courses, UC has provided curriculum tools, resources and professional development opportunities.

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Online learning and the “a-g” subject requirements

The University accepts online courses to fulfill most of the “a-g” subject requirements. Review the new online course policy and criteria before offering or enrolling in an online course.

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UC freshman admissions requirements

Review the coursework and testing requirements students need to meet to be considered for admission to the University of California.

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New schools

California comprehensive, alternative, charter, independent study or online high schools can establish an "a-g" course list if they are accredited, or a candidate for accreditation, and a diploma-granting institution.

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New online course publishers

The University is accepting submissions of online courses directly from online publishers that sell or license their curriculum to California high schools and districts.

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New user to the Online Update website?

UC has assigned user IDs and passwords to each high school, district and program with an "a-g" course list. To get your institution's login information, please contact us.