2. Understand High School GPAs and A-G Requirements

High School Grade Point Average (GPA)
Grades earned in high school are one of the most important factors in college admissions decisions. The higher your GPA, the more college options you will have available to you.

GPA also affects your eligibility for honor roll, sports, financial aid, scholarships, and other opportunities.
AP classes count 5.0 for an A, but the GPA scale is 0-4. This means students completing AP classes can earn more than a 4.0 increasing their competetiveness for college.

A-G Requirements
4-Year College requirement
"a-g" are required courses to apply to a 4-year university. You must earn a grade of “C” or better.


A-G Requirements
“a” | History/Social Science - 2 years required
“b” | English - 4 years required
“c” | Math - 3 years required
“d” | Laboratory Science - 2 years required
“e” | Language Other Than English - 2 years required
“f” | Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required
“g” | College Preparatory Elective - 1 year required