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A-G Webinar: From G to D recording now available

The recording for the High School Articulation team's June 25th webinar is now available at this link.

This webinar provides:

  • Background and purpose for UC encouraging schools to convert elective (G) science courses to science (D). 
  • Answers to key FAQs surrounding the administrative aspects of converting courses.
  • Brief video demos illustrating the technical steps needed for moving courses.

For schools transitioning to online instruction in response to COVID-19

If your school is transitioning to online instruction as a temporary measure due to public health precautions related to COVID-19, please know that this situation DOES NOT require you to re-submit your A-G course descriptions.

No action is needed, and in no way does this affect the status of your A-G approved courses.

If you have questions or concerns about transcripts or course/grade validation, please reach out to Admissions at

Policy Announcement on Area D

As of February 2020, the University of California concluded its deliberations on a proposal from our Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) regarding the area D science subject requirement for UC freshman admissions. Highlights of the announcement, recently distributed by the UC Academic Senate Office, are below.
To summarize, the actions approved by the UC faculty’s Academic Senate are:

  1. Change the area D subject requirement name from “Laboratory Science” to “Science”;
  2. Expand the options for science disciplines that fulfill the third recommended year of the area D requirement, including (but not limited to) computer science, engineering, and applied sciences; area D courses in earth and space sciences, as well as interdisciplinary sciences, can either fulfill one year of the 2-year requirement or fulfill the third recommended year.
  3. Maintain status quo for the area D subject requirement: 2 years of area D science, including or integrating topics that provide fundamental knowledge in two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, or physics; 3 years of area D science is recommended. 

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