College Planning

A-G Requirements

A-G Eligibility

The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). They represent the basic level of academic preparation that high school students should achieve to undertake university work.

Click HERE to view or print a chart that summarizes the A-G / College Entrance Requirements.

Check the listing of all courses offered at Tustin High School and what A-G requirements they satisfy.



California State Universities

There are 23 CSU campuses which focuses on practical and career orientation. Students who graduate from CSU’s will be ready to enter the work based on their bachelor’s degree training.

Visit for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application.


University of California

There are nine UC campuses which focus on academic and scientific research with an emphasis on theoretical learning with the assumption that graduates will pursue a higher degree before entering their career.

Visit for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application.

Private & Out-of-State


Private colleges and universities have a wide range of focus, including research institutions, small liberal arts colleges, faith-based universities, and specialized colleges. Please visit individual websites for specific admission information.

Use the links below to access external websites:

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA
American Jewish University, Los Angeles
Antioch University, Los Angeles
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa
Biola University, La Mirada
California Baptist University, Riverside
California College of the Arts, San Francisco
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
California Lutheran U., Thousand Oaks
Chapman University, Orange
Claremont McKenna, Claremont
Concordia University, Irvine
Dominican University, San Rafael
Fresno Pacific University, Fresno
Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont
Holy Names University, Oakland
Hope International University, Fullerton
Humphreys College, Stockton
La Sierra University, Riverside
Laguna College of Art & Design
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Marymount College, Palos Verdes
The Master's College, Santa Clarita
Mills College, Oakland
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles
National University, La Jolla
Notre Dame de Namur University, SF
Occidental College, Los Angeles
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Pacific Union College, Angwin
Patten University, Oakland
Pepperdine University, Malibu
Pitzer College, Claremont
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego
Pomona College, Claremont
Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga
Samuel Merritt College, Oakland
San Diego Christian College, El Cajon
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
Scripps College, Claremont
Simpson University, Redding
Soka University, Aliso Viejo
Southern Calif. Univ. of Health Sciences, Whittier
Stanford University, Stanford
Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula
Touro University, Vallejo
University of La Verne, La Verne
University of Redlands, Redlands
University of San Diego, San Diego
University of San Francisco, San Francisco
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
University of the Pacific, Stockton
Vanguard University, Costa Mesa
Western University, Pomona
Westmont College, Santa Barbara
Whittier College, Whittier
William Jessup University, Rocklin
Woodbury University, Burbank


Community College

Community College Options

Application windows typically open in late winter and early spring. Several local community colleges will allow high school seniors early enrollment before current college students.

Map of local community colleges


Please check individual websites for dates to take advantage of early enrollment:


All California Community Colleges
Coastline College
Cypress College
Fullerton College
Golden West College
Irvine Valley College
Orange Coast College
Saddleback College
Santa Ana College

Santiago Canyon College

CCR (College a& Career Readiness Academy)

College & Career Readiness (CCR)

The CCR Academy time is dedicated to College and Career Readiness for all Tillers. For 40 minutes, twice a month, students will have the opportunity to explore their post Tustin High School plans. During this time, students will learn college and career based curriculum using our Naviance Student Program.

2019-2020 CCR Academy dates:

August 27
September 17
October 15
November 5
November 19
January 14
February 11
March 10
April 21

Naviance Logo

For log-in information, please contact Ms. Sam, at extension 87160, in the Counseling Department.

Letters of Rec & Transcripts


Letter of Recommendation with a pen on top

UC and CSU applications do not request letters of recommendation.

Many private schools will request letters from teachers and/or counselors/administrators. Please submit a completed Brag Sheet to administrators and counselors before requesting a letter and allow up to two school weeks to complete.

Plan ahead, and ask early before application deadlines!

Fill out the THS Letter of Recommendation Information Packet to submit when requesting letters of recommendation for college applications and scholarships. You may submit by sharing your completed document using Google Docs or by printing and filling out the PDF version.


Official paper transcripts can be obtained from Mrs. Garcia in the THS front office, free of charge.

To send official transcripts electronically, please sign up here with our transcript servicing company, PARCHMENT. There is a fee for this service that you must pay when submitting your request.


Alumni: you may request a paper transcript copy in person, free of charge, with Mrs. Garcia in the THS Front Office.

You may also obtain your transcripts electronically by creating an account on, where you can collect and manage your credentials in a central online profile, and send and share your transcripts anytime. There is a fee for this service that you must pay when submitting your request.