Freshman Year

Ask your high school counselor about taking A-G courses. You need to pass these 15 courses with grade "C" or better to get admitted to a Cal State University or University of California.

A)  History/social studies (2 years)
B)  English (4 years)
C)  Math (3 years)
D)  Laboratory science (2 years)
E)  Language other than English (2 years)
F)  Visual and performing arts (1 year)
G) Elective from the above list (1 year)

Log-in to Career Cruising

Think of Career Cruising as your personal career center. It's easy and it's free for every Riverside student, all you need is your student ID number and date of birth.

  • Take a quiz to find your perfect career
  • Find colleges that fit your interests

Alvord Unified School District students: Student Log-In

Riverside Unified School District: Student Log-In

Get Involved

Join theater, music, sports, or volunteer clubs - you'll make new friends and it can help your college application stand out.

Talk About Your Goals

Find a school counselor, teacher or mentor you trust for guidance, help and support. Talk with your parents/guardians now about your future goals.

Create a Folder

Keep track of your successes and create a folder for:

  • Report cards
  • Awards and honors
  • School and community activities in which you care involved and descriptions of what you do