Graduation Requirements

24 Total Credits

English Language Arts • 4 Credits
Mathematics (AGS1 level or above) • 3 Credits
Science (1.0 each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology) • 3 Credits
Social Studies • 3 Credits
Physical Education I / Physical Education II • .5/.5 Credits
Health • 1 Credit
Second Language, The Arts, Career & Technical Education • 3 Credits
Electives • 5.5 Credits
Career Development • .5 Credits


Essential Skills

Read & Comprehend a Variety of Text

Determined by: 
  • Smarter Balanced/OAKS
  • PLAN or ACT
  • Work Samples
  • Local Assessment Option
  • Compass
  • WorkKeys


Write Clearly & Accurately

Determined by: 
  • Smarter Balanced/OAKS
  • ACT
  • Work Samples
  • Local Assessment Option


Apply Mathematics in a Variety of Settings

Determined by: 
  • Smarter Balanced/OAKS
  • PLAN or ACT
  • Work Samples
  • Local Assessment Option
  • Compass
  • WorkKeys


Personalized Learning

Educational Plan & Profile

Develop an educational plan and build an educational profile to guide learning toward student’s personal, career and post-high school goals.


Career-Related Learning Experiences

Participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and/or school relevant to student’s education plan.


Extended Application

Apply and extend knowledge and skills in new and complex situations related to the student’s personal and career interests and post-high school goals.



Contact the Counseling Office for additional details.

Oregon University System General Requirements for Freshman Admission

To be considered for freshman admission, you must meet each of the minimum requirements (or alternatives) as specified in 1 through 4 below. Also, you must satisfy the specific admission requirements for the college or university.

High School Graduation

High school students must graduate from a standard or accredited high school.

Subject/Grade Requirements

High school graduates must satisfactorily complete at least fourteen units (one year equal to one unit) of college preparatory work with a grade of C- or better. Additional college preparatory course work may be considered by some colleges and universities in selectively admitting students.
  • English (4 units). Shall include the study of the English language, literature, speaking and listening, and writing, with emphasis on frequent practice in writing expository prose all four years.
  • Mathematics (3 units). Shall include first year algebra and two additional years of college preparatory mathematics such as geometry (deductive or descriptive), advanced topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry, finite mathematics, advanced applications, calculus, probability and statistics, or courses that integrate topics from two or more of these areas. One unit is highly recommended in the senior year. (Algebra and geometry taken prior to the ninth grade will be accepted.)
  • Science (2 units). Shall include a year each in two fields of college preparatory science such as biology, chemistry, physics, or earth/physical science; one recommended as a lab science.
  • Social Science (3 units). Shall include one year of global studies (geography, world history, world cultures, etc.), one year of U.S. History, and one year of government and/or economics.
  • Second Language (2 units). Two years of the same high school-level second language, or a grade of C- or better in the third year of a high school-level language, or two terms of a college level second language with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on an approved assessment of second language knowledge and/or proficiency.

Grade Point Average

To be considered for admission, students must have earned a minimum grade point average in all graded subjects taken toward graduation in high school, or meet one of the alternatives to the GPA requirement.

Entry Test Requirement

You must submit official scores of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Minimum test scores are not set, but test results must be submitted and may be used during additional campus review processes. OUS schools require a standardized writing exam. Students submitting the new SAT II Reasoning exam will be submitting a standardized writing exam. Students submitting the ACT should submit scores from the optional writing exam.

Specific Campus Admission Requirements

Each university determines minimum requirements for admission. Because of changes occurring throughout the state education system, students should call each university's admissions office directly, or check their websites for up-to- date information.

Selective admission means that campuses will use a combination of minimum admission requirements and other academic factors to admit the number of students that can be accommodated from a pool of qualified applicants. In addition to the minimum admission requirements, the other academic factors that may be considered to determine admission include the following: quality of academic course work taken in high school or college, grade point average, class rank, college aptitude and achievement test scores, number of college credit hours earned, and special admission considerations.

All admission requirements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in the university. You must pay a nonrefundable fee to each university to which you submit an application.