• Students must meet the aptitude requirement of a minimum 3.0 GPA in the core curriculum OR
  • Rank in the upper 25% of their high school graduating class OR Earn a composite score of 22 on the ACT or 1040 on the SAT (see “links” to go directly to the ACT and SAT websites).
  • Students must also complete the following high school curriculum:
    English – 4 years
    Mathematics – 4 years (Algebra I, Algebra II, Formal Geometry, one advanced math class for which Algebra II is a pre-requisite)
    Social Studies – 2 years (US/AZ History and one elective course selected from one other social science field such as European or World History, Economics, Sociology, Geography, or Government)
    Laboratory Science – 3 years Courses must be selected from Biology, Earth Science, Physics, or Chemistry
    Foreign Language – 2 years Must complete two credits in the same foreign language. It is strongly recommended that students take a third year of the same foreign language and that they take a foreign language during their senior year.
    Fine Arts – 1 year must complete one high school credit in a fine arts or any combination of two semester of high school fine arts courses.
  • Students must have a 2.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale in each subject area. Students who have a deficiency combination in math and laboratory science will not meet admission standards to AZ universities.



  • Entry into an Arizona Community College requires a high school diploma, a high school GED, or a minimum age of 18.
  • While there are no high school subject requirements for admission to a community college, students planning to enroll in a vocational training program should complete appropriate high school course work in science, mathematics, and other subjects needed for background in that vocation. Students planning to enroll in the transfer curriculum program should have a good background in college preparatory subjects when in high school. A placement exam will be administered to community college students planning to enroll in the transfer curriculum.
  • There are three curriculum programs in most community colleges:
    • courses to supplement the high school and adult school courses
    • special training in technical fields
    • two years of preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university.



Students who are interested in private or out-of-state colleges should contact the Guidance Office for assistance in finding specific entrance requirements.

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