Livermore High School

University of California (UC)


The University of California system currently has 9 UC campuses open to undergraduates.  Requirements include completing a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year.  You must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.4 if you're a nonresident) in these courses with no grade lower than a C.


Application available: August 1

Application submission: November 1

Application deadline: November 30

You must take the ACT With Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test by December of your senior year. SAT Subject Tests are not required, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them, and you can use subject tests to satisfy the "a-g" requirements listed above.

If you're in the top 9 percent of California high school graduates and aren't admitted to any of the UC campuses you apply to, you'll be offered a spot at another campus if space is available. A formula, called an admissions index, is used to determine if you fall in that group. 


CSU-UC Comparison of Admission Requirements for Freshman Admission