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Follow Your Heart !

Wherever your journey started, you will find a home at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). You will be embraced by a diverse community of students and faculty who are driven by heart, and who will help you turn your passion into purpose!

Follow your heart to UCR and take your place at one of the most highly ranked and respected universities in the world. UCR stands proud as one of 10 schools within the prestigious UC system, and honors a heritage of world-class academic excellence.

Applying to UCR

Subject Requirement
You must earn a grade of C or better in all “a-g” courses and complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory (“a–g”) courses

Eleven of those 15 courses must be completed prior to your senior year. Find out if your course is UC approved , and if your college course or SAT/AP/IB exam score meets an “a–g” requirement.
GPA Requirement
To meet minimum requirements, you must earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher (3.4 for non-residents) in “a–g” courses taken during grades 10 and 11 (including summers before and after), weighted by a maximum of eight semesters of UC-approved honors points.

Extra Points for Honors Courses

A=5, B=4 and C=3; D or F=0 extra points.
Approved honors-level courses may also include acceptable AP classes, higher- (and some standard-) level IB classes and transferable college courses.
Examination Requirement
To meet minimum requirements to be considered for UCR selection, you must take the ACT with Writing or the SAT with Essay exam by December of your senior year and report your test scores by January of your senior year. Learn more about the examination requirement.

SAT subject tests are not required. However, you may want to take them if you want to:

Demonstrate mastery of a particular subject.
Satisfy an “a–g” requirement.
Apply for a competitive major that strongly recommends them. Applicants to the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) and College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) are strongly encouraged to take the SAT Math Subject Exam and either the Physics or Chemistry SAT Subject Exam.

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