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oneExplore career options with your high school counselor.


twoResearch college admission requirements. The CORE Arizona requirements can be found at the bottom of the page.





Take Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses whenever possible.


fourReview your schedule to make sure you are taking the necessary classes to prepare for college entrance.


fiveGet involved in school or community activities and keep track of the number of hours that you volunteered.


sixConsider work-based learning opportunities for the summer, such as internships, work-site field trips, or others.



Continue to save for your education.




The following are the high school course requirements for admission to Arizona's three Universities. Talk with your high school counselor about the requirements from your high school which can include electives and other coursework not listed below.

Department No. of Credits Coursework Examples


4 Credits

Composition or Literature
English I, II, III and IV
4 Credits
Algebra I and II
Advanced math for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
Laboratory Science
3 Credits
One unit from any three of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Integrated Lab Science (may include advanced study in one area)
Social Studies
2 Credits
One unit of American History; one additional unit from: European/World History, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Government, Psychology, Anthropology
Foreign Language
2 Credits
Two units of the same language
Fine Arts
1 Credit
One unit of fine arts or any combination of two semesters of high school fine arts









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