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course has completed such specific prerequisites as may underlie the University work. A list of the curricula, with a statement of the preparatory work required and recommended, is given hereunder.


Candidates who are unable to present satisfactory school certificates may be admitted to the University by passing examinations in the preparatory subjects constituting a standard high school course. The subjects to be presented must be arranged in advance with the University. The subjects to be required by the University will depend upon the applicant's high school training, his age, and his proposed course of study in the University. The applicant must pass examinations in at least fifteen standard high school units.

Examinations at the University of California Matriculation examinations are held in August and in January of each year; but the examinations in January are primarily for the purpose of enabling students in the University to remove matriculation deficiencies. Applicants for admission who present certificates from their teachers that they are prepared in the subjects they offer will be admitted to the January examinaions. Such certificates must be filed with the Recorder of the Faculties before the examinations.

No person save a registered student of the University will be allowed to take any matriculation examination without having first filed an application for admission.

A circular concerning the matriculation examinations may be obtained by addressing the Recorder of the Faculties.


List of Preparatory Subjects

A list of preparatory subjects, with the amount of matriculation credit assigned to each, is given below. This list is not exhaustive, but it represents most of the fields of instruction in the secondary schools of California. With exceptions noted below, the University holds entrance examinations in these subjects:



la English, elem..

16 English, adv. I..


English, adv. II.


Algebra, elem..

261 Algebraic Theory, I..

262 Algebraic Theory, II.












3f Biology...









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Plane Geometry.



Solid Geometry.



Plane Trigonometry..



Plane Analytic Geometry...... (12a3)








Physiology and Hygiene........ (125)




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Physical Geography


4d History, English..

†5a Greek, elem...

15a Attic Prose.

†5a3 Attic Prose, adv. Homer..






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No. Credit

Latin, elem., 1st yr.

Latin, elem., 2d yr..

Latin, adv., 3d. yr.................






Elem Physical Science


History and Gov. of the US. (5)

History, Ancient


History, Med. and Mod..






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(6ab1)* [1

(6a2,662) 2

New No.





t5c French, adv.

Latin, adv., 4th yr.

French, elem., 1 yr. of 5c2.... (15a1) * [1
French, elem..

.(15a) 2 ..(15a) 1

French, intermed..



[5d1 German, elem., 1 yr. of 5d2 (15b1) * [1


German, elem..




German, intermed.




German, adv..

.(155) 1


Spanish, elem., 1 yr. of 5e2 (15c1)* [1


Spanish, elem..

..(15c2) 2


Spanish, intermed.

.(15c3) 1


Spanish, adv..

.(154) 1



Freehand Drawing..
Geometrical Drawing

1 1




Mechanic Arts..


(18a) 4-3 (19)* 4-3 .(18cd)* −3

9abc Home Economics

10a Music, Sight Singing






Old of No. Credit .(76,7c2) 1


Music, Elements of Composition.....

..(216) and

Music, Instrumental
Vocal Technique......... .(21c)
Music, History of Modern
European Music....


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(21d) (20c) 1

(7a, 7c1) 1



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College Entrance Examination Board

Certificates of successful examinations before the College Entrance Examination Board will be accepted in lieu of matriculation examinations conducted by the University of California.

The examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board are usually held during the third week in June.

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*No examination.

The dagger indicates subjects for which equivalent courses are offered in the University. For further description of these courses reference should be made to the Announcement of Courses of Instruction, published elsewhere in this circular.

All applications for examination must be addressed to the College Entrance Examination Board, 431 West 117th street, New York, N. Y., and must be made upon a blank form to be obtained from the Secretary of the Board upon application. The separate form for the certificate of recommendation (also to be obtained from the Secretary of the Board) should be addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Admission of the university, college, or scientific school that the candidate wishes to enter.

If the application is received sufficiently early the examination fee will be $6 for candidates examined in the United States or Canada and $20 for candidates examined outside of the United States or Canada. The fee should be remitted by postal order, express order, or draft on New York to the order of the College Entrance Examination Board, and should accompany the application.

The applications and fees of candidates who wish to be examined outside of the United States or Canada must reach the Secretary of the Board at least six weeks in advance of the first day of the examinations. The applications and fees of candidates who wish to be examined in the l'nited States at points west of the Mississippi River or in Canada must be received at least four weeks in advance of the examinations. The applications and fees of candidates who wish to be examined in the l'nited States at points east of the Mississippi River or on the Mississippi River must be received at least three weeks in advance of the first day of the examinations.

When the candidate has failed to obtain the required blank form of application for examination, the usual examination fee will be accepted if the fee arrive not later than the specified date accompanied by a memorandum containing the name and address of the candidate, the ermination center at which he wishes to present himself, and a list of all the subjects in which he may have occasion to take the Board's

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Applications received later than the dates named will be accepted only upon payment of $6 in addition to the usual fee.

A list of the places at which examinations are to be held by the Board in June, 1921, will be published about March 1. Requests that the examinations be held at particular points, to receive proper consideration, should be transmitted to the Secretary of the Board not later

than February 1.

Points on the Pacific Coast at which examinations are usually held are as follows: Los Angeles, Berkeley, Nordhoff, Stanford University, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma.

ADMISSION ON TEACHERS' DIPLOMAS Holders of Teachers' Life Diplomas or of State Educational Diplomas of this state, or holders of similar diplomas recognized by the State Board of Education of California, may be admitted provisionally to the University in the academic departments, with the privilege of satisfying matriculation requirements by examination or by work in the University.


THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM Aside from the specific prerequisites for certain curricula, as set forth below, no prescription of high school work is made by the University. It is assumed that the authorities in responsible control of secondary education will make reasonable provision for solidity and breadth in the high school course. The choice of electives during the high school period must be made by the pupil, under the direction of the school faculty, and the decision as to subjects chosen will be based not solely upon

recommendations made by universities and colleges but also upon other considerations best known to the school authorities, such as the aptitude of the individual pupil and the extent to which proper facilities for work of high quality in the various subjects is supplied by the school. A resolution of the California State Board of Education directs that all public high school curricula in California require, for graduation after July 1, 1920, the following: English, 2 units; United States history and civics, 1 unit; laboratory science, 1 unit; and all such curricula must be so organized as to include two majors of at least 3 units each-a major consisting of three years of study in one of the following groups: (1) English (in vocational courses 1 unit of citizenship may be included with 2 units of English to make one major); (2) mathematics, including mechanical drawing; (3) history and social science; (4) physical and biological sciences; (5) foreign language-3 or more units in one language, or 2 units in each of two languages. Special attention is invited to the importance of high school instruction in the following subjects:

Subject A: English Composition. All undergraduate intrants are, immediately following their admission, required to take a written examination in Subject A: English Composition. Students who fail to make a satisfactory showing in this test are required to continue class work in English composition in the University until such time as they reach a satisfactory standard of expression. A leaflet containing further information concerning Subject A may be obtained from the Recorder of the Faculties.

Foreign Language.-In practically all colleges and departments of the University a reading knowledge of a modern foreign language will be helpful. In many departments such reading knowledge is indispensable for advanced work. Though the University gives instruction in the elements of modern foreign languages, high school pupils who are intending to enter the University should not neglect the study of foreign language in the high school if facilities for such study be offered there. This work can, as a rule, be more profitably undertaken by pupils of high school age than by older persons. If it become necessary to limit the number of students receiving instruction in the elements of foreign languages in the University, preference will be given to those who enter with two years or more of high school credit in a foreign language.

Mathematics.If possible, provision should be made in the high school program for two years of work in mathematics, namely, elementary algebra and plane geometry. Instruction in these subjects—credit for both of which is required for any degree in the University of California -will, however, until further notice, be provided in the University.

PREPARATION FOR THE VARIOUS CURRICULA The requirements and recommendations for the various curricula are stated below.

A"curriculum” is understood to be either a technical or specialized program of studies, as in the Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture, and Commerce; or a more general program (as in the College of Letters and Science) with a designated major subject, such as history, mathematies, or philosophy.

With reference to major subjects in the College of Letters and Science, the subjoined statement of “requirements and recommendations” is addressed rather to the student who desires to be well prepared to complete a full undergraduate major-possibly as a candidate for honors—than to the student who wishes merely to satisfy minimum graduation requirements. In some subjects it will be possible for students to satisfy minimum graduation requirements in the major without complying in all respects with the prerequisites herein listed.

In the subjoined statement, the terms "required” and “recommendedare to be interpreted as follows: Required: Subjects without which the student will not be able to

enter the regular curriculum. The omission of required subjects at matriculation will usually result in delaying graduation. The University gives no instruction in elementary Latin; none in eiementary algebra or plane geometry except in the Extension Divi sion, though, until further notice, resident instruction in plane geometry and elementary algebra will be provided for students who have not had this work in the high school. The equivalent of the high school courses in physics and chemistry is given in the summer session, not during the fall or spring session.


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