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Course Requirements

SRVUSD Graduation Requirements and College Admission Requirements

Subject Requirements SRVUSD Cal State University University of California Private/Out of State

Social Studies
(A)

(35 credits)
World Geography
World History I/II
US History I/II
Gov't/Econ

2 years:
1 yr. World History
1 yr. US History
or
1 yr. World History
1 sem. Gov't 
1 sem US History
AND 
1 year of history/social science from either "a" or "g" subject area

2 years:
1 yr. World History
1 yr. US History
or
1 yr. World History
1 sem. Gov't 
1 sem US History
AND
1 year of world history, cultures, or histoical geography (including European History) from the "a" subject area

Admission requirements will vary at each private college. See UC requirements for college prep curriculum. In addition to the UC requirements, some schools may require 3 years of language and 3 or 4 years of science.

*Some colleges do not allow dual high school/college credit*

**Dual Enrollment programs are viewed differently by the colleges than independent college work placed onto a transcript.

English
(B)

4 yrs. (40 credits)

4 yrs. CP (40 credits)

4 yrs. CP (40 credits)

 
Math
(C)

2 yrs (20 credits)
Including successful completing of Algebra 1 or equivalent

Algebra 1
Geometry 
Algebra 2
4th year recommended

Algebra 1
Geometry 
Algebra 2
4th year recommended

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

No subject requirements.  However, it is always best to continue with the various subject areas, to the highest of your ability.

Science
(D)

 2 yrs (20 credits)
1 yr. Physical and
1yr. Life Science

2 years of lab science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy)

2 years of lab science - (from the three foundational subjects of biology, chemistry, physics);  3rd year recommended (e.g., , Physics, Anatomy, etc.)

 
World Language*

(20 credits required from

any two fields

2 years of the same language: ASL allowed

2 years of the same language - 3rd year recommended
ASL allowed

 

Visual/Perf. Arts*

see world language 1 year 1 year  
Voc. Applied Arts/CTE* see world language None None  
Health 1 semester (5 credits) None None  
Physical Education 2 years (20 credits) None None  
Electives
(G)
(60 credits)

1 year (2 semesters) of additional college prep 
(A-G) courses

1 year (2 semesters) of additional college prep 
(A-G) courses

 
Total Credits 220 Credits

Grade of C or higher in all

college prep courses

Min GPA: 2.00 to apply

Grade of C or higher in all

college prep courses

Min GPA: 3.00 to apply

 
Test Requirements -------------------------------

SAT Reasoning Test plus writing or

ACT Assessment plus writing

ACT Assessment plus Writing or SAT Reasoning Test plus writing.  Beginning in 2012, SAT Subject Tests are no longer required, however they will still accept these scores.   
  * = Two of three areas required for SRVUSD graduation      

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