The "a-g" course list must accurately reflect the college-preparatory courses offered each academic year. UC encourages institutions to begin the process of updating their course list early.
A high school's “a-g” course list is an important component of the UC and CSU admissions application and evaluation process. In addition to verifying the college-preparatory coursework reported on the application, admissions evaluators use the course list to gain a better understanding of the applicant's academic achievements in light of the opportunities available at the student’s high school.
The “a-g” course list annual update checklist
1. Submit new courses for “a-g” approval.
New courses require the submission of subject-specific course content information, such as a course overview, unit descriptions and samples of key assignments.
2. Revise or archive existing courses.
Basic revisions to a course, such as a change in course title, transcript abbreviation or grade level, do not require a full course review. Courses that will not be taught in the upcoming year should be archived.
3. Verify your institution's demographic information.
The demographic information is to be verified each year to ensure the accuracy of contact, institution and accreditation information.
4. Keep track of drafted, forwarded, submitted and reviewed courses.
5. Check your course list for accuracy.
Before the submission period closes on September 15, verify that your "a-g" course list is accurate. Your course list should include all courses available to your students for the upcoming academic year. Courses not taught for the given year should be removed. Check that all course titles and transcript abbreviations match those used in your student information systems and course catalogs. Errors in “a-g” course lists can disadvantage prospective University of California and California State University applicants.
Annual course submission period
The "a-g" course submission period is open each year from February 1 - September 15. New course submissions, course revisions and resubmissions may only be submitted during this time.
The A-G Course Management Portal
All new course submissions and updates to “a-g” course lists are submitted using this system.
No changes to your “a-g” course list?
Verification of your institution's demographic information is all that is required.