3 years ago
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UC schools require 1 year of art for incoming freshmen, I don't know if I'm eligible for application.

I'm a junior looking into colleges right now, and I was looking at Berkeley and UCLA's freshmen requirements and they state,

"You must complete 15 A-G courses with at least 11 courses finished prior to the beginning of your last year of high school. To be competitive in the UCLA admission process, applicants should present an academic profile much stronger than any minimum UC admission requirements. See below for a listing of the A-G requirements:

2 years history/social science

4 years of college-preparatory English

3 years of mathematics (4 years recommended)

2 years of laboratory science (3 years recommended)

2 years of language other than English (3 years recommended)

1 year of visual and performing arts (if available)

1 year of college-preparatory elective"

I've taken ceramics for 1 semester in freshman year and am taking a semester Art I this year, to fill the UC requirements in, but will those half year courses be sufficient for my application consideration? All my other subjects are fine.

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3 years ago

Because you took two half-year arts courses, it should fill the UC requirements. If you're still worried about it, you can email a UC school's admissions email to double check.

3 years ago

Agree but also if you are an OOS student there's much more leeway in the non core academic areas. My school mandates a semester and my state has no requirements so IMO they wouldn't see that as a negitive.


3 years ago

Hey! CA resident here, so well versed in the art of UC requirements. If your school considers the ceramics and art 1 an art class, then you've met the requirements. I assume your class has a quarter system (or a 4X4 system, whatever your school calls it)? If so, you should be fine as well, if your school has this system, you would actually have 2 "years" of classes. If you feel hesitant, I would recommend asking your counselor/UC Admissions (like @ajdekoninck has said already).


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