Fresno County
Superintendent of Schools

Resource Guide

Helping Youth Succeed in School and Life

The earlier you begin preparing for college the better. You’ll have more options for schools to attend and you’ll be better prepared for college-level work.

If you want to attend a CSU or UC campus, the selective admission process requires certain courses from 8th grade on known as the “a-g” course requirements. The following plan explains the steps to take each year to meet those requirements.

Depending on what grade you are in when you start your planning, some of these steps may not apply to you. If you have not met the requirements or timetable for attending a CSU or UC or are interested in a career path that does not require a 4-year degree, don’t worry! You can enroll in a community college by following the steps outlined on this checklist for the 12th grade.

College Preparation Checklist

Start with getting organized

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