To receive a High School Diploma from Glendale College, students must complete 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies (1 year of world history, 1 year of United States history, 1 semester of American government, and 1 semester of economics), 2 years of science (1 year of physical science and 1 year of biological science), 1 year of algebra, 1 year of geometry, 1 semester of career preparation (or equivalent work experience), 1 semester of computer technology, 1 semester of health, 1 year of art, music, or foreign language, and 10 semesters of electives for a total of 185 credits.
A minimum of 20 credits must be completed in residence. Credit courses taken at Glendale Community College may count as courses completed in residence.
In addition, in order to graduate, students must prove competency in reading, writing, and mathematics. These requirements can be met by passing the GED subject tests with a score of 410 or higher, or by passing the subject portions of the CAHSEE, or by taking the GCC assessment test and placing into English 192 for reading, English 120 or higher for writing, and Math 141 or higher for math.