Cal State (CSU) information

CSU utilizes systemwide skills assessment and placement for GE written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses.The following multiple measures of academic proficiency will be used by the CSU to determine academic preparation and placement in college level English and math courses:
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment/Early Assessment Program (EAP) scores
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • AP scores
  • High school English and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses
  • High school GPA from A-G courses and high school math
More information can be found in the CSU Academic Preparation brochure.

Students in need of additional academic development are supported in the Early Start Program (ESP) and in enhanced baccalaureate courses. The goal of Early Start is to provide academic support to students in English and math/quantitative reasoning.

Learn more about preparing for the CSU by visiting the following websites and reviewing the CSU Admission Handbook below.