Welcome to the "a-g" Guide! Here you will find comprehensive information, helpful tools and useful resources on everything "a-g".
New institutions & programs
California high schools, online schools serving California students, programs and online course publishers can establish an "a-g" course list if they meet UC's institutional requirements.
Developing an "a-g" course?
Learn more about the University’s criteria and requirements for courses seeking “a-g” approval, and access sample approved courses, workshop materials and other resources.
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.
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 integrated courses, UC has provided curriculum tools, resources and professional development opportunities.
Online learning and the “a-g” subject requirements
The University accepts online courses to fulfill most of the “a-g” subject requirements. Review the online course policy and criteria before offering or enrolling in an online course.
UC freshman admissions requirements
Review the coursework and testing requirements students need to meet to be considered for admission to the University of California.