College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs)

To qualify for college admission, students must meet the State of Washington’s academic core requirements, known as the College Academic Distribution Requirements, or CADRs.

College Academic Distribution Requirements
Coursework Credits*
English 4
Mathematics 3
Senior Year Quantitative 1
Science 3
World Languages 2
Social Science 3
Arts 1

*One credit = one year in high school

Washington Student Achievement Council

Review the following information from the Washington Student Achievement Council:

CADRs overview (PDF)

For more information on courses that meet admission requirements, visit the Washington Student Achievement Council website.