Welcome to the "a-g" Guide! Here you will find comprehensive information, helpful tools and useful resources on everything "a-g".

Developing an "a-g" course?

Learn more about the University’s expectations and criteria for courses seeking “a-g” certification, and access sample approved courses, webinars and course evaluation guidelines.


Updating your course list

Schools, districts and programs are responsible for updating their "a-g" course list annually. Course lists should reflect the "a-g" courses being offered by a high school for the given year.


Career Technical Education (CTE)

UC supports educators in designing courses that integrate academics and career-technical content and meet the requirements for “a-g” approval. To assist in developing these CTE courses, UC has provided curriculum tools, resources and professional development opportunities.


Online learning and the “a-g” subject requirements

The University accepts online courses to fulfill most of the “a-g” subject requirements. Review the new online course policy and criteria before offering or enrolling in an online course.


UC freshman admissions requirements

Review the coursework and testing requirements students need to meet to be considered for admission to the University of California.


New schools

California comprehensive, alternative, charter, independent study or online high schools can establish an "a-g" course list if they are accredited, or a candidate for accreditation, and a diploma-granting institution.


New online course publishers

The University is accepting submissions of online courses directly from online publishers that sell or license their curriculum to California high schools and districts.


New user to the Online Update website?

UC has assigned user IDs and passwords to each high school, district and program with an "a-g" course list. To get your institution's login information, please contact us.