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The California State University

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Family Resources
  • Help your child with homework and meet with teachers and counselors to discuss coursework that will prepare your child for college.
  • Talk to your children about careers that interest them and what college they would like to attend.
  • Research financial aid and Cal Grants.
  • Schedule a teacher/parent conference if you have concerns about your child’s academics.
  • Familiarize yourself with the services offered at your child’s school such as tutoring and other resources.
  • Consider opening a college savings account. There are many benefits, and you can start an account for as little as $25. To learn more, go to ScholarShare.
  • Contact the CSU campuses you are interested in to schedule a tour and get information about programs, admission requirements and financial aid.

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"a-g" courses

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

  1. History and Social Science

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

  2. English

    4 years required

  3. Math

    3 years (4 years recommended)

  4. Laboratory Science

    2 years with a lab class

  5. Language other than English

    2 years of the same language

  6. Visual and Performing Arts

    1 year

  7. College Preparatory Electives

    1 year of any college preparatory subject

For more information on “a-g” requirements, visit Cal State Apply.