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Freshman admission is determined by a combination of high school record and SAT I or ACT scores. The following college-preparatory high school courses are required for admission to the University for the 2001 2002 academic year:
English: 4 units
At least two units must have strong grammar and composition components, at least one must be in English literature, and at least one must be in American literature. Completion of college preparatory English I, II, III, and IV will meet this criterion.
Mathematics: 3 units
Algebra I and II and geometry (applied mathematics I and II may count together as a substitute for Algebra I if a student successfully completes Algebra II). A fourth, higher-level mathematics course is strongly recommended (i.e., algebra III/trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus).
Laboratory Science: 3 units
Two units must be taken in two different fields selected from biology, chemistry, or physics. The third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units (biology, chemistry, or physics) or from any laboratory science for which biology and/or chemistry is a prerequisite. Courses in earth science, general physical science, or introductory or general environmental science for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this requirement.
Social Studies: 3 units
Units must include one of United States history. One-half unit of economics and one-half unit of government are strongly recommended.
Foreign Language: 2 units
Both units must be in the same language.
Academic Elective: 4 units
Four college-preparatory units must be taken from at least three different fields selected from the following: computer science, English, fine arts, foreign languages, humanities, laboratory science (excluding earth science, general physical science, general environmental science, or other introductory science courses for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite), mathematics above the level of algebra II, or social sciences. It is suggested that one unit be in computer science which includes programming (i.e., not just keyboarding) and one unit in fine arts (appreciation of, history of, or performance).
Physical Education: 1 unit or ROTC
High school seniors applying for admission should do so during the fall of their senior year. Transferring students are advised to apply at least three months prior to the semester in which they plan to enter. The application fee beginning fall 2001 is $40. (High school seniors presenting a total SAT score of 1300 or above or an ACT composite score of 29 or above at the time of application are not required to submit an application fee.)