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Resources for students, parents, counselors, and educators that provide information about preparing for and gaining admission to college.

College Admission Requirements
Students planning to apply to a four-year California public university are required to complete course work that exceeds the state-mandated requirements for high school graduation.

A-G Cadre of Experts Program
The "a-g" Cadre of Experts is a partner project to the "a-g" Interactive Guide project.

A-G Interactive Guide Project
The California Department of Education contracts with the University of California (UC) Office of the President for the continuation of the "a-g" Interactive Guide Project.

A-G Career Technical Education Courses (DOC; 1 MB)
A complete study on "California High School Career Technical Education Courses Meeting University of California
"a-g" Admission Requirements for 2010-11."

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
College preparatory program for economically disadvantaged and underachieving students.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Incentives for public high schools to provide access to rigorous, college-level courses.

Early Commitment to College Program
A voluntary program designed to improve college readiness and college enrollment rates among low income students and among students attending schools with the greatest poverty.

High School Resources
Supports local educational agencies, grades 9–12, to improve student achievement and transition to postsecondary education and careers.

International Baccalaureate Program

Two-year comprehensive and rigorous pre-university curriculum.

Intersegmental Coordinating Committee
A policy making and deliberative body that is the programmatic arm of the California Education Round Table.

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External Resources

Additional resources that provide students, parents, counselors, and educators with information on preparing for and gaining admission to college, can be viewed on the CDE External Resources Web page.

Questions:   College Preparation and Postsecondary Programs Office | 916-323-6398
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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