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UC Admission Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable* semester units at a community college.
  2. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.40** (see below for competitive GPAs)
  3. Include in the 60 transferable units the following courses:
    • English 1A 1AH, 1AMC or 1AMCH and English 2, 2H, 2MCor 2MCH or Philosophy 49 (English 1B is okay for campus-specific GE but not IGETC);
    • One course in college-level mathematics (***Math 10, Math 12, Math 13, 18, 2, 4, or a more advanced math course. Math 15 does not meet this requirement.)
    • Plus four transferable courses chosen from at least two of the following IGETC subject areas: Arts and Humanities; Social and Behavioral Sciences; or Physical and Biological Sciences.

* Transferability of courses is indicated in the Cabrillo College Catalog and the Schedule of Classes. Some courses transfer to CSU but not to UC, so please read this information carefully.

The following GPAs will allow transfer students to be competitive in the UC admissions process: UC Berkeley, 3.60; UCLA, 3.30; UC San Diego, 3.30; UC Davis, 2.90; UC Santa Barbara, 2.80; UC Irvine, 2.70; UCSC, 2.60; UC Riverside, 2.40 and UC Merced, 2.40.These GPAs fluctuate annually, so please meet with a counselor to verify. At all UC campuses selective majors may require higher grade point averages than those listed above. For Fall, 2012 - actual admitted students average GPA's were much higher than above - 3.25 to 3.7, depending on the university and the major.

***Math courses are chosen based on a student's major. Most transferable math courses meet the quantitative requirement except where noted above.

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