College and Career Center - Sample Plan for UC/CSU Admission

  • Sample Four-Year Plan for UC/CSU Admission

    Below are examples of programs of study at Samohi to meet requirements for admission to UC/CSU campuses. Students are encouraged to take the most rigorous academic program they can to improve their chances for admission to the more competitive campuses. Begin discussions early with your academic advisor to plan a course of study at Samohi to meet your academic objectives.

    Rigorous (meets basic UC/CSU requirements)

    9th Grade:
    English 9 P
    Algebra P
    Biology P
    Fresh. Seminar/Health
    Foreign Language
    Physical Ed./Sport

    10th Grade:
    English 10 P
    Geometry 10 P
    Chemistry 10 P
    World History P
    Foreign Language
    Physical Education/Sport

    11th Grade:
    English 11 P
    Inter. Algebra P
    3rd year recommended
    U.S. History P
    3rd year recommended
    Art/Music (full year)
    Elective - "P" at least

    12th Grade:
    English 12 P
    4th year recommended
    Elective - "P" at least
    Economics/Government "P" (1 semester each) Elective - "P" at least
    Elective - "P" at least (2nd year recommended)

    More Rigorous (meets/exceeds UC/CSU requirements)

    9th Grade:
    English 9 HP
    Geometry P or HP
    Biology HP
    Freshman Seminar/Health
    Foreign Language
    Physical Ed./Sport

    10th Grade:
    English 10 HP
    Int. Algebra 10 P or HP
    Chemistry 10 P or HP
    World History P
    Foreign Language
    Physical Ed./Sport

    11th Grade:
    English 11 AP
    Pre Calc/Calc HP or Pre Calc P
    Physics, Marine Bio HP, Bio AP, Chem AP or Physiology
    U.S. History AP
    Foreign Language or Foreign Lang AP
    Art/Music (full year)
    Elective - "P" at least

    12th Grade:
    English 12 AP
    Calculus AB or BC or Stats AP
    Physics, Marine Bio HP, Bio AP, Chem AP or Physiology
    Gov. AP (full-year courses)
    Foreign Language or Foreign Language AP
    Any P, HP, AP course as an elective
    Elective - "P" at least (2nd year recommended)

    PASSING GRADE IS "C" OR BETTER
    AP: Advanced Placement
    HP: Honors, College Prep
    P: College Prep - These courses have been approved by the University of California to meet their "a-g" requirements.