Because entrance requirements vary, students should contact the colleges or universities in order to request the specific admission requirements. The following reflect general requirements for most colleges and universities:
||2 years required. Two years of history / social science, including one year of US History or one-half year of US History and one-half year of civics or American Government and one year of World History, Cultures and Geography.
||4 years required. Four years of college preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classics and modern literature. Not more than two semesters of ninth-grade English can be used to meet this requirement.
||3 years required, 4 years recommended. Three years of college preparatory mathematics. Math courses taken in the eighth grade that the high school accepts as equivalent to its own math courses may be used.
||2 years required, 3 years recommended. Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
|Language other than English
||2 years required, 3years recommended. Two years of the same language other than English.
|Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
||1 year required. One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.
|College preparatory electives
||1 year required. One year (two semesters), in addition to the above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts (non-introductory level courses), history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the same language or two years of another language)
In addition, a high grade point average (GPA), and completion of the SAT and/or ACT College Board Achievement Tests, is also important.