The "a-g" course list must be updated each year and accurately reflect the courses being offered. UC encourages high schools, districts and programs to begin this process early.

A high school's “a-g” course list is an important component of the UC and CSU admissions application and evaluation process. In addition to verifying the college-preparatory coursework reported on the application, admissions evaluators use the course list to gain a better understanding of the applicant's academic achievements in light of the opportunities available at the student’s high school.

The “a-g” course list annual update checklist

1.  Verify your school’s demographic information.

The demographic information must be verified and submitted each year to ensure the accuracy of contact and accreditation information.

2.  Submit new courses for “a-g” approval.

New courses submitted for the first time require the submission of subject-specific course content information, such as a course overview, unit descriptions and samples of key assignments.

3.  Revise existing courses.

Basic revisions to a course, such as a change in course title, transcript abbreviation or grade level, do not require a full course review.

4.  Keep track of unsubmitted, under-review and reviewed courses.

Use the Draft and Submitted tabs on the A-G CMP to track the progress and results of course submissions.

5.  Check your course list for accuracy.

Before the submission period closes, verify that your "a-g" course list is accurate. Your course list should include all courses available to your students for the upcoming academic year. Courses not taught for the given year should be removed. Check that all course titles and transcript abbreviations match those used in your student information systems and course catalogs. Errors in “a-g” course lists can disadvantage prospective University of California and California State University applicants.

Annual submission period

The "a-g" course submission period is open each year from February 1 - September 15. New course submissions, course revisions and resubmissions may only be submitted during this time.

The A-G Course Management Portal

All new course submissions and course list updates to an “a-g” course list are submitted using this system.

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No changes to your “a-g” course list?

Submission of an updated version of your institution's demographic information is all that is required.

Sample courses

Samples of courses approved in the “a-g” subject areas are available for reference as you prepare your own course for UC approval.

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