UC/CSU Extended Learning Programs
What is a UC/CSU extended learning program?
UC/CSU extended learning programs (ELPs) serve high school students and offer college-preparatory courses that fulfill the A-G subject requirements for University admission. Such programs are affiliated with the University of California or California State University and be housed on/by a UC/CSU campus, research center, or system office.
A-G course list registration
Eligible UC/CSU programs can register for an A-G course list anytime during the year. If you register when the course submission period is closed, you will need to wait until the next course submission period opens on February 1 to begin submitting courses.
Before completing the registration form, programs should be ready to provide:
- Basic demographic information
- Proof of accreditation (official letter or certificate) as a supplemental education center/program from one of the UC-recognized regional accrediting agencies
- Information about:
- The program's goals
- Criteria for student participation in your program
- Criteria for your instructors
- Plan for professional development for your instructors
- How you issue grades and credits
- How you evaluate and monitor the quality of courses
Extended learning program requirements
To qualify for an A-G reference list, an extended learning program must meet all of the below criteria:
- Be a regionally accredited supplemental education center/program that is affiliated of the University of California or California State University. As such, the program must be housed on/by a UC/CSU campus, research center, or system office.
- Have as an organizational goal: to better prepare students for university through rigorous high school curriculum.
- Offer high school-level curriculum that is taught by qualified instructors (i.e., credentialed teachers, certified professionals, UC- or CSU-employed instructors or faculty).
- Describe a plan for professional development and/or training for course instructors to adequately prepare them to teach the curriculum.
- Issue letter grades for completed coursework and provide official transcripts/reports cards of credits granted and grades earned.
- Have in place a program evaluation process to monitor program/course quality and, as requested, provide program evaluation process and results to UC.
Maintaining a UC/CSU extended learning program A-G course list
To maintain an A-G course list, ELPs must:
- Maintain at least one UC-approved A-G course on their A-G course list.
- Undergo program review and re-certification by UC every 3 years.
- Sign an agreement indicating that all of the eligibility criteria will continue to be met.
- Maintain updated accreditation status.