Admission requirements for the University of California (UC) follow guidelines set forth in the Master Plan, which requires that the top one-eighth of the state’s high school graduates, as well as those transfer students who have successfully completed specified college work, be eligible for admission to the UC. These requirements are designed to ensure that all eligible students are adequately prepared for university-level work. For general admissions requirements, please visit the University of California website.
Admission requirements for the California State University (CSU) use three factors to determine eligibility. They are specific high school courses;grades in specified courses and test scores; and graduation from high school. Some campuses have higher standards for particular majors or students who live outside the local campus area. Because of the number of students who apply, a few campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Most CSU campuses utilize local admission guarantee policies for students who graduate or transfer from high schools and colleges that are historically served by a CSU campus in that region. For general admissions requirements please visit the California State University website.
Career Technical Education in the San Diego Unified School District is a program of study involving a sequence of courses that integrate core academic knowledge with technical skills. The program provides students with multiple pathways to college and careers. Students complete a career pathway, which includes foundation, intermediate, and capstone (Regional Occupational Program or ROP) courses in a single, defined field of study.
The career pathways are organized around 14 different industry sectors, which have been determined to be the growth industry sectors for the local economy. Students are encouraged to complete an internship in their chosen industry sector prior to completing their senior year. CTE programs of study lead to community college credit, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or a degree at the postsecondary level. For more information, visit the district's College, Career and Technical Education website.