Graduation Requirements


Requirements to graduate and be eligible to attend a university in the University of California and California State University systems are very complex.  Please see the chart below for the individual requirements for the State of California, University of California System and the California State System.  Click the “+” symbol to expand each section.

CA Dept. of Educ.

3 Years

2 Years

1 year LOTE OR CTE OR VAPA

1 year LOTE OR CTE OR VAPA

2 Years

No Specific Requirement See LAUSD

Min GPA: 3.0

SAT or ACT or SAT Subject Tests

“D” or higher

LAUSD Grad. Req.

1 Year World History

1 Year US History OR Semester US History and Semester Government

4 Years

  • 3 Total Years
    • 1 Year Algebra 1
    • 1 Year Geometry
    • 1 Year Algebra 2
  • 2 Years Total
    • 1 Year Biological
    • 1 Year Physical

2 Years of the same language

1 Year same discipline

No specific requirement see CDE.

  • Service Learning Project Completed
  • Career Pathway Selected
  • Health: 1 Semester

No Specific Requirement

“D” or higher

CSU/UC Entry Req.

1 Year World History

1 Year US History OR Semester US History and Semester Government

4 Years

  • 3 Total Years
    • 1 Year Algebra 1
    • 1 Year Geometry
    • 1 Year Algebra 2
  • UC: 2 Years total
    • 2 out of the 3 categories (Biological, Physical or Physics)
  • CSU: 2 Years Total
    • 1 year Biological and 1 year Physical

2 Years of the same language

1 Year same discipline for UC must be in sequence (ex: Painting 1a and then Painting 1b)

No specific requirement see CDE.

No Specific Requirements See LAUSD

Minimum GPA of 2.0 (CSU) or 3.0 (UC)

SAT or ACT or SAT Subject Tests

“C” or higher