9th Grade

During your freshman year, start taking A-G classes, set up your College Planner and practice good study skills.​

  • ​Take the “a-g” courses listed below to meet the CSU’s admission requirements: college prep English, Algebra I or Geometry, and a foreign language.
  • Aim for As and Bs in all your classes; focus on homework and develop good study skills.
  • Begin or update​ your Academic Planner on California Colleges​.
  • Take elective courses that meet the CSU’s admissions standards:
    • History​
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Join clubs, play sports and volunteer. This is a good way to develop and expand your interests.
  • Explore different career options.

“A-G” Courses

The California State University requires the following college preparatory pattern of classes for admission:

A. History and Social Science
2 years (1 year of U.S. History and 1 year of Social Science)

B. English
4 years required

C. Math
3 years (4 years recommended)

D. Laboratory Science
2 years with a lab class

E. Language Other than English
2 years of the same language

F. Visual and Performing Arts
1 year

G. College Preparatory Electives
1 year of any college preparatory subject

For more information, visit Cal State Apply. Brush up on your English and math skills on the CSU Success? website.

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