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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.

Click HERE for a listing of all the courses Tustin High School offers, and where they "fit" for A-G Requirements.

UC & CSU

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)


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 www.csumentor.edu for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)

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 www.universityofcalifornia.edu for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application.

Private & Out-of-State

PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

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 www.aada.org
American Jewish University, Los Angeles www.aju.edu
Antioch University, Los Angeles www.antiochla.edu
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena www.artcenter.edu
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa www.apu.edu
Biola University, La Mirada www.biola.edu
California Baptist University, Riverside www.calbaptist.edu
California College of the Arts, San Francisco www.cca.edu
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena www.caltech.edu
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia www.calarts.edu
California Lutheran U., Thousand Oaks www.callutheran.edu
Chapman University, Orange www.chapman.edu
Claremont McKenna, Claremont www.claremontmckenna.edu
Concordia University, Irvine www.cui.edu
Dominican University, San Rafael www.dominican.edu
Fresno Pacific University, Fresno www.fresno.edu
Golden Gate University, San Francisco www.ggu.edu
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont www.hmc.edu
Holy Names University, Oakland www.hnu.edu
Hope International University, Fullerton www.hiu.edu
Humphreys College, Stockton www.humphreys.edu
La Sierra University, Riverside www.lasierra.edu
Laguna College of Art & Design www.lcad.edu
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda www.llu.edu
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles www.lmu.edu
Marymount College, Palos Verdes www.marymountcalifornia.edu
The Master's College, Santa Clarita www.masters.edu
Mills College, Oakland www.mills.edu
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles www.msmc.la.edu
National University, La Jolla www.nu.edu
Notre Dame de Namur University, SF www.ndnu.edu
Occidental College, Los Angeles www.oxy.edu
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles www.otis.edu
Pacific Union College, Angwin www.puc.edu
Patten University, Oakland www.patten.edu
Pepperdine University, Malibu www.pepperdine.edu
Pitzer College, Claremont www.pitzer.edu
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego www.pointloma.edu
Pomona College, Claremont www.pomona.edu
Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga www.stmarys-ca.edu
Samuel Merritt College, Oakland www.samuelmerritt.edu
San Diego Christian College, El Cajon www.sdcc.edu
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF www.sfcm.edu
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara www.scu.edu
Scripps College, Claremont www.scrippscol.edu
Simpson University, Redding www.simpsonu.edu
Soka University, Aliso Viejo www.soka.edu
Southern Calif. Univ. of Health Sciences, Whittier www.scuhs.edu
Stanford University, Stanford www.stanford.edu
Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula www.thomasaquinas.edu
Touro University, Vallejo www.tu.edu
University of La Verne, La Verne www.ulv.edu
University of Redlands, Redlands www.redlands.edu
University of San Diego, San Diego www.sandiego.edu
University of San Francisco, San Francisco www.usfca.edu
University of Southern California, Los Angeles www.usc.edu
University of the Pacific, Stockton www.uop.edu
Vanguard University, Costa Mesa www.vanguard.edu
Western University, Pomona www.westernu.edu
Westmont College, Santa Barbara www.westmont.edu
Whittier College, Whittier www.whittier.edu
William Jessup University, Rocklin www.jessup.edu
Woodbury University, Burbank www.woodbury.edu

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 HERE using our Naviance - Family Connection program.

2018-2019 CCR Academy dates:

August 29
September 12 and 26
October 24
November 7
December 12
January 16 and 30
February 13
March 6
April 17

Naviance Logo

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

Letters of Rec & Transcripts

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

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!

Click HERE to print the THS Letter of Recommendation Information Packet and Brag Sheet.

FINAL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

To send official transcripts electronically, please sign up here with our transcript servicing company, PARCHMENT.

ALUMNI

Alumni, you may obtain your Transcripts electronically by creating an account on Parchment.com by clicking HERE, where you can collect and manage your credentials in a central online profile, and send and share your Transcripts anytime. There is a $5 fee for this service that you must pay when submitting your request. If you prefer, you may also contact Mrs. Garcia at (714)730-7414, Ext. 87169.

NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), are two separate governing bodies of college athletics.

The NCAA is the governing body for around 1200 colleges that consists of Division I, II, and III. Division I and II offer partial or full athletic scholarships. Division III student-athletes can only receive academic or non-athletic scholarships. The NAIA consists of 300 colleges which includes Division I and II. Division I in the NAIA is comparable to Division II in the NCAA. Over 90% of NAIA colleges offer scholarships.

Please use the following links to visit the following websites for the information about becoming student athletes in college:

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA)
NCAA Eligibility Center

For future NCAA athletes, make sure to register online at the NCAA Eligibility Center during your junior year so your transcripts will be sent. Please notify your counselor when you have registered with the NCAA.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Logo
National Collegiate Athletic Association logo

National Collegiate Athletics Association Eligibility Center logo