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Satisfying UC/CSU "a-g" Requirements for Freshman Applicants

UC Approved High School Courses

Complete the required a-g courses offered at HPCS or combine with your other high school a-g courses.

College Courses

Earn a grade of “C” or better in a transferable course of 3 or more semester units at a local community college.

AP Exams

Earn a 3, 4, or 5 on an Advanced Placement exam.

The CSU System
(California State University)

The 23-campus California State University is the largest four-year university system in the nation and offers an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Search here for high-quality, affordable degree programs that meet your intellectual and professional needs.

The UC System
(University of California)

The 10 campuses of the University of California open their doors to all who work hard and dream big. Through its teaching, research and public service, UC drives California’s economy and leads the world in new directions.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Although our member institutions in the U.S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

HACU Website

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

WUE (pronounced “woo-wee”) is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in more than 140 two-year and four-year college institutions at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. The program began in 1987 and all WICHE states have now signed the agreement. A copy of your state’s signed WUE agreement is available for your review. Students from all WICHE member states are eligible to request the WUE tuition discount.


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