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University of California – Admission Requirements

Students planning to transfer to the University of California must follow the requirements listed below:

  1. Applicants eligible for admission to the University as freshmen, meaning they satisfied the Subject, Scholarship, and Examination Requirements or were defined by the university during their senior year as Eligible in the Local Context (ELC), are eligible to transfer after they have a “C” (2.0) average in their transferable college coursework.
  2. Applicants who met the Scholarship Requirement but did not satisfy the A-G subject requirements must take transferable college courses in the missing high school subjects to be eligible to transfer.
  3. Applicants not eligible for admission to the University as freshmen because they did not meet the Scholarship Requirement must:
    1. Complete 60 semester units of transferable college work with a grade point average of at least 2.4. Most campuses and majors require higher grade point averages.
    2. Complete a course pattern requirement to include:
      1. Two transferable college courses (three semester or four to five quarter units each) in English Composition;
      2. One transferable college course (three semester or four to five quarter units each) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning; and
      3. Four transferable college courses (three semester or four to five quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: the Arts and Humanities; the Social and Behavioral Sciences; and the Physical and Biological Sciences.