Arizona's three public universities review high school courses from Arizona and other locations to determine their equivalency for high school competency requirement for university admission. The below courses have been submitted for review to determine how and if the course can be applied toward a high school competency requirement. You can search for courses by clicking on the following tabs across the top of the page: Approved courses, Deferred courses, Denied courses, Pending courses, Committee review and All courses.

Approved courses - courses approved by Arizona's three public universities and how the courses apply
Deferred courses - courses that require additional information before a decision can be made
Denied courses - courses not approved to apply towards a high school competency
Pending courses - courses waiting to be reviewed (allow two to four weeks for review)
Committee review - courses requiring additional review to determine applicability (allow four to eight weeks for review)
All courses - all courses submitted to website and where they are in the process
Course title District High school Requested competency code Denied date Virtual course Expected grade level Country State City Denied reason
SEI Writing-Transitional Deer Valley Unified School District Barry Goldwater High School, Boulder Creek High School, Deer Valley High School, Mountain Ridge High School, Sandra Day O'Connor High School English No 12th United States Arizona

Per standard course approvals, Structured English Immersion or other remedial English courses are not approved toward ABOR English requirements. The information provided did not provide enough validation to deviate from that standard.

SEI Writing-Intermediate Deer Valley Unified School District Barry Goldwater High School, Boulder Creek High School, Deer Valley High School, Mountain Ridge High School, Sandra Day O'Connor High School English No 11th United States Arizona

Per standard course approvals, Structured English Immersion or other remedial English courses are not approved toward ABOR English requirements. The information provided did not provide enough validation to deviate from that standard.

SEI Writing - Beginning Deer Valley Unified School District Barry Goldwater High School, Boulder Creek High School, Deer Valley High School, Mountain Ridge High School, Sandra Day O'Connor High School English No 9th United States Arizona

Per standard course approvals, Structured English Immersion or other remedial English courses are not approved toward ABOR English requirements. The information provided did not provide enough validation to deviate from that standard.

SEI Writing - Basic Deer Valley Unified School District Barry Goldwater High School, Boulder Creek High School, Deer Valley High School, Mountain Ridge High School, Sandra Day O'Connor High School English No 10th United States Arizona

Per standard course approvals, Structured English Immersion or other remedial English courses are not approved toward ABOR English requirements. The information provided did not provide enough validation to deviate from that standard.

Public speaking Walt Whitman High School English No 12th United States New York

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism, business communications, and speech, for example may improve a student’s ability in English, but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Public speaking Walt Whitman High School English No 12th United States New York

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism, business communications, and speech, for example may improve a student’s ability in English, but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Journalism 1 (E186) Loyola Academy English No 12th United States Illinois

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism, business communications, and speech, for example may improve a student’s ability in English, but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Public Speaking Niles Township 219 Niles North High School English No 9th United States Illinois

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism, business communications, and speech, for example may improve a student’s ability in English, but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Earth Science LEAD Charter Schools Leading Edge Academy High School Lab Science Yes United States Arizona

Duplicate submission, prior submission approved.

Financial Algebra Napa Valley Unified School District Math No United States California

Personal finance courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Please include information about the curriculums relation to algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; etc.

Personal Finance William S. Hart Union High School District Math No United States California

Personal finance courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Approved topics for advaned math include algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; statistics; etc.

Consumer Math Finance and Budgeting Carefree Christian Academy Math No United States Arizona

Personal finance/Consummer finance courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Please include information about the curriculums relation to algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; etc.

Sports & Physical Education Kingman Unified School District No. 20 CTE No United States Arizona

The course is a PE course; does not meet ABOR requirements for CTE.

Personal Finance Chandler Unified School District Social Science No United States Arizona

Per ABOR; for a course to be considered a social science; the course must include topics such as "European or World History; Economics; Sociology; Geography;
Government; Psychology; or Anthropology." This course does not include the

https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf

MAT406 Consumer Math Course Code AZ02157 Antelope Union High School Math No United States Arizona

Personal finance courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Please include information about the curriculums relation to algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; etc.

Senior seminar Social studies Great Neck School District US History No United States New York

Per standard course approvals; AP Seminar is not approved for core competencies.

Senior seminar English Great Neck School District English No United States New York

Per standard course approvals; AP Seminar is not approved for core competencies.

Public Speaking & Communicaiton Orono Schools English No United States Minnesota

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

CTE - Personal Finance & Economics Peoria Unified School District CTE No United States Arizona

In order to be reviewed as a CTE; we need specific approved ABOR program topic this applies to and details of how applies to that topic.

Foundations Math Seton Catholic High School Math No United States Arizona

Course does not appear to equal alebra completion competency for HS level math approval.

Health and Wellness Dubuque Community School District Social Science No United States Iowa

Per ABOR; for a course to be considered a social science; the course must include topics such as "European or World History; Economics; Sociology; Geography;
Government; Psychology; or Anthropology." This course does not include the

https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf

English Language Arts 2 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Language Arts 5 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Language Arts 8 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Language Arts 3 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Language Arts 6 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English 1 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Language Arts 4 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Language Arts 7 - English for English Language Learners Dysart Schools English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Basic English Language Arts EL Glendale Union High School District #205 English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Financial Algebra La Conner School District Math No United States Washington

Per ABOR; in order to be considered a math; a course needs to meet the following requirement "Applicants must complete 4 high school credits in collegepreparatory mathematics including algebra I and II; geometry; and culminating in 1 credit in advanced mathematics for which algebra II is a prerequisite. "Policy: https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdfThis course does not include a pre-requisite. Please resubmit with math pre-requisite information included.

Chargerettes - Fine Arts Credit Benjamin Franklin High School Fine Arts No United States Arizona

Chargerettes (Pom Line) is not an approved ABOR-valued fine arts course.

Financial Algebra Lower Merion School District Math No United States Pennsylvania

Financial Math courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Please include information about the curriculums relation to algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; etc.

Dubuque Community Schools Speech Dubuque Community School District English No United States Iowa

Per ABOR Requirement: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course. https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf "

Finace Eugene School District 4J CTE No United States Oregon

The course description does not contain career focused curriculum that is required for approved career and technical education courses.†

P Financial Algebra Napa Valley Unified School District Math No United States California

Financial Math courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Please include information about the curriculums relation to algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; etc.

Financial Math-Online Show Low Unified School District Show Low High School Math Yes United States Arizona

Financial Math courses are generally not approved toward ABOR math requirements. Please include information about the curriculums relation to algebra; geometry; trigonometry; calculus; etc.

Financial Math Strategies Resubmission Dysart Schools Math No United States Arizona

Per ABOR; in order to be considered a math; a course needs to meet the following requirement "Applicants must complete 4 high school credits in collegepreparatory mathematics including algebra i and ii; geometry; and culminating in 1 credit in advanced mathematics for which algebra ii is a prerequisite."Policy: https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdfThis course does not include a pre-requisite. Please resubmit with math pre-requisite information included.

American Film Saint Xavier High School English No United States Ohio

Per ABOR Requestments: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.

https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

English Writing for Journalism A /B (DC) Bisbee Unified School District English No United States Arizona

Course does not contain substantive English grammar and composition. Per ABOR policy; English approval is defined as "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course."

AP Capstone Seminar Methacton School District Methacton High School English No United States Pennsylvania

Per ABOR Requestments: "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course.

https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf"

Understanding Computers Advanced (.5 credit) Penn Foster High School CTE No United States Pennsylvania
Microsoft Office Advanced (.5 credit) Penn Foster High School CTE No United States Pennsylvania
Microsoft Word & Excel (1 credit) Penn Foster High School CTE No United States Pennsylvania
English Communication Penn Foster High School English No United States Pennsylvania
Consumer Math Penn Foster High School Math No United States Pennsylvania
Reading Skills Penn Foster High School English No United States Pennsylvania
Basic English Penn Foster High School English No United States Pennsylvania
Business Math Penn Foster High School Math No United States Pennsylvania
FINANCIAL LITERACY Albuquerque Public Schools Math No United States New Mexico

Per ABOR; in order to be considered a math; a course needs to meet the following requirement "Applicants must complete 4 high school credits in college
preparatory mathematics including algebra i and ii; geometry; and culminating in 1 credit in advanced mathematics for which algebra ii is a prerequisite."

Policy: https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf

This course does not include Algebra 2 as pre-requisite and doesn't include a significant amount of math topics.

Financial Literacy Albuquerque Public Schools Math No United States New Mexico

Per ABOR; in order to be considered a math; a course needs to meet the following requirement "Applicants must complete 4 high school credits in college
preparatory mathematics including algebra i and ii; geometry; and culminating in 1 credit in advanced mathematics for which algebra ii is a prerequisite."

Policy: https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf

This course does not include Algebra 2 as pre-requisite and doesn't include a significant amount of math topics.

Business Math Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Math No United States California

Arizona Board of Regents math approval requires topics covering Algebraic functions; geometry; calculus; trigonometry and/or statistics. Consumer math topics are generally not approved unless covered using the above methodologies and calculations.

Practical English Penn Foster High School English No United States Pennsylvania

English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis
on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism;
business communications; and speech; for example may improve
a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively
to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular
English course.

https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf

ENGLISH WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Penn Foster High School English No United States Pennsylvania

English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis
on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism;
business communications; and speech; for example may improve
a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively
to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular
English course.

https://public.azregents.edu/Policy%20Manual/2-121-Undergraduate%20Admission.pdf

Applied English and Communications Lake Havasu High School English No United States Arizona

Per ABOR; "English must include literature and have a substantial emphasis on grammar and composition. Courses such as journalism; business communications; and speech; for example may improve a student?s ability in English; but they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course." Please provide additional information on the courses emphasis on literature; grammar and composition.

Financial Applications Gilbert Global Academy Math Yes United States Arizona

The course does not cover advanced math topics such as Calculus; Pre-calc; Trigonomotry and Statistics as outlined by ABOR policy.

4th Year Math - Financial Literacy Maricopa Unified School District Math No United States Arizona

The course covers consumer math concepts and does not encompass college prepratory concepts outlined by ABOR.

Financial Math Grad Solutions I want my diploma Math No United States Arizona

Lacks significant math component

Financial Literacy Maricopa Unified School District Math No United States Arizona

Class is a consumer math course; not a college preparatory math course. Does not describe mathemathical topics in description provided. Not approved as math competency.

Consumer Math Kayenta Unified School District Monument Valley High School Math No United States Arizona

Lacks significant mathematical components. Consumer math focuses on basic math skills for commerce and everyday life which are not approved as an ABOR-valued math course. 

Advanced Math A American Virtual Academy Math Yes United States Arizona

Course description does not include advanced math concepts but rather personal finance education.

speech and debate LEAD Charter Schools Leading Edge Academy - Gilbert Early College CTE No United States Arizona

Denied: Course description lacks career focus (must have career relevancy/focus for CTE review). 

Quantitative Reasoning Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy Math No United States Arizona

Lacks significant mathematical components. Quantitative Reasoning focuses on basic math skills for finance and everyday life which are not approved as an ABOR-valued math course. 

Advanced Placement Seminar High School District 214 English No United States Illinois

The decision to deny the acceptance of AP Seminar as an English requirement is twofold.  This course is only applied as an Elective credit if student has a high enough score at all three Tri-University schools.  Additionally; the AP curriculum and the school’s course descriptioN/Assignment breakdown does not demonstrate enough of the content of the course is English specific for it to fulfill an English requirement.  

Consumer Math B Insight Academy of Arizona Math No United States Arizona

Lacks significant mathematical components. Consumer math focuses on basic math skills for commerce and everyday life which are not approved as an ABOR-valued math course. 

Consumer Math A Insight Academy of Arizona Math No United States Arizona

Lacks significant mathematical components. Consumer math focuses on basic math skills for commerce and everyday life which are not approved as an ABOR-valued math course. 

Speech Saint John Paul II Catholic High School Fine Arts No United States Arizona

Does not meet competency requirement. In order for a competency to meet the fine arts requirement; the course must meet the following criteria.


"Fine Arts courses are defined as those that provide the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the production and performance; analysis; interpretation; and evaluation; and historical and cultural aspects of the visual and performing arts. Courses must combine theory and practice and include critical thinking skills."

Speech Saint John Paul II Catholic High School Fine Arts No United States Arizona

Does not meet competency requirement. In order for a competency to meet the fine arts requirement; the course must meet the following criteria.

"Fine Arts courses are defined as those that provide the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the production and performance; analysis; interpretation; and evaluation; and historical and cultural aspects of the visual and performing arts. Courses must combine theory and practice and include critical thinking skills."

Financial Literacy Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District 35 Rio Rico High School Math No United States Arizona

The course covers consumer math concepts and does not encompass college prepratory concepts outlined by ABOR.

Financial Literacy Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District 35 Rio Rico High School Math No United States Arizona

Does not describe mathemathical topics in description provided.  Not approved as math competency. 

ENG240 Phoenix Union High School District Fine Arts No United States Arizona

Not enough specific content to apply to any competency.

EN 75 Advanced Speech & Debate Mesa Public Schools Dobson High School English No United States Arizona Lacks emphasis on reading/writing
EN 75EN 75 Advanced Speech & Debate Mesa Public Schools No United States Arizona Per Committee Review; This course was denied as ENGL. Speech and debate courses may not be used to substitute for a regular English course as it does not exclusively study English.
Senior Seminar Phoenix Collegeegiate Academy High No United States Arizona Course lacks curriculum associated with any core area of study
Study Skills Phoenix Collegeegiate Academy High No United States Arizona Course does not relate specifically to any core area.
Senior Seminar Phoenix Collegeegiate Academy High CTE No United States Arizona Course lacks curriculum associated with any core area of study
Algebra II Fundamentals Gilbert Public Schools Math No United States Arizona Does not include skills needed for Algebra II as just a review. Includes remedial content.
Exploring Careers & Academic Success Agua Fria Union High School District CTE No United States Arizona Not approved for CTE; focus is on skills and readiness rather than on career & technical education.
Financial Literacy A/B Agua Fria Union High School District Math No United States Arizona Does not meet competency requirements for Advanced Math; focused on personal financial responsibilities instead of advanced math.
Algebra Extension A/B Agua Fria Union High School District Math No United States Arizona Class runs parallel with ALG 1 and does not cover advanced topics
Intermediate Read 180 Agua Fria Union High School District English No United States Arizona This course does not appear to be at course level and does not contain literary analysis/writing assignments. In order for this course to be re-reviewed; details on writing/literary assignments must be submitted. If would like to be re-reviewed; please please provide provide descriptive information about those assignments in description.
Read 180 Agua Fria Union High School District English No United States Arizona This course does not appear to be at course level and does not contain literary analysis/writing assignments. In order for this course to be re-reviewed; details on writing/literary assignments must be submitted. If would like to be re-reviewed; please please provide provide descriptive information about those assignments in description.
Basic Read 180 Agua Fria Union High School District English No United States Arizona Course runs parallel with English courses
Drill & Ceremonies A/B Agua Fria Union High School District No United States Arizona Not approved for Fine Arts or CTE as ROTC courses do not fulfill requirements.
Financial Math Metropolitan Arts Institute Math No United States Arizona Please re-examine pre-requisite for this course and resubmit.
Financial Math Metropolitan Arts Institute Math No United States Arizona Please re-examine pre-requisite for this course and resubmit.
Communications Skills (Communications 7-8) Lake Havasu Unified School District #1 No United States Arizona No Literature component
Academic Skills and Literacy San Miguel High School English No United States Arizona Not enough composition and literature components
Academic Skills and Literacy (ASL) San Miguel High School English No United States Arizona Not enough composition and literature components
Film as Literature Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Naperville Central High School English No United States Illinois ABOR policy specifically requires a Literature component
Film as Literature Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Naperville Central High School English No United States Illinois ABOR policy specifically requires a Literature component
Advanced Speech Arrowhead Union High School District Arrowhead High School English No United States Wisconsin This can not be accepted as English course per policy 2-121. "Courses such as Journalism; Business Communications; Speech; and others that often include some emphasis on grammar or composition may improve a student’s ability in English. However; they are not devoted exclusively to the study of English and may not be substituted for a regular English course."
English AIMS 5-6 Sunnyside Unified School District English No United States Arizona Please resubmit new description that provide more detail on what exact topics are being taught through out the course.
Personal Finance and Economics Peoria Unified School District Social Science No United States Arizona Does not include enough economic related topics mostly finance.
INDUSTRIAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY MATHEMATICS Paradise Valley Unifed School District No United States Arizona Does not meet ABOR requirements
Electronic Journalism 1;2 Tucson Unified School District #1 Fine Arts No United States Arizona Not a visual or performing art
Financial Mathematics Tesseract School No United States Arizona Not college prepatory math
Acvanced Algebra with Financial Applications Peoria Unified School District No United States Arizona Not college prepatory math
Financial Algebra Peoria Unified School District Math No United States Arizona Not college prepatory math
Financial Algebra Peoria Unified School District Math No United States Arizona Not college prepatory math