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Mass State Colleges Minimum Admissions Requirements

Sixteen college preparatory courses distributed as follows are required.  (A course is equivalent to one full school year of study.   Courses count to the distribution only if passed.

  • English - 4 courses
  • Mathematics - 3 courses (Algebra I & II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable coursework) (Starting in the Fall of 2016 - 4 courses in Mathematics)
  • Sciences - 3 courses (including 2 courses with laboratory work)
  • Social Sciences - 2 courses (including 1 course in U.S. History)
  • Foreign Languages - 2 courses (in a single language)
  • Electives - 2 courses (from the above subjects or from the Arts & Humanities or Computer Sciences)