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EARLY START EXEMPTIONS

Who is Exempt from the Early Start Program for Summer 2015?

  • Students who have met the exemption requirements through various Math and English test scores.
  • Students who are participating in the EAP English Conditionally Exempt/ERWC pilot
  • International students
  • Students who are residents of states other than California
  • Students who have an approved exemption petition by CPP Early Start. To obtain an ESP exemption form please click the following link. Click for PDF Form

What is my Mathematics Remediation status?

Subject Area Early Assessment Program Status SAT Score ACT Score Remediation Status Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM) Required Only ELM Score Available Early Start & Remediation Required Early Start Course Placement
MATH Exempt: Ready for College Level Mathematics course

550 or Above

23 or Above

EXEMPT NO 50 & Above NO Not Applicable
MATH Not Exempt: Not ready for College level Mathematics course

480 or Lower

19 or Lower

NOT EXEMPT YES Campus-specific placement YES

Based on ELM Score

Other ways of obtaining Exemption from Early Start Math participation:

  • A score of 550 or higher on the mathematics section of the SAT or the SAT I: Reasoning Test, or the Level I, IC, IIC of the College Board Mathematics Achievement Test, or the SAT II: Mathematics Test.
  • A score of 23 or higher on the math portion of the ACT, taken 10/89 or later.
  • A score of 3 or higher on the AP AB or AP BC Calculus exams.
  • A score of 3 or higher on the AP Statistics exam.
  • A grade of C or better in an approved GE math class from a two year or four year institution.
  • An EAP Math Status of Exempt on the Augmented Math CST taken in grade 11.
  • An EAP Math Status of Conditionally Exempt on the Augmented Math CST taken in grade 11 and an approved course in grade 12 completed with a grade of C or better

What is my English Remediation status?

Subject Area Early Assessment Program Status SAT Score ACT Score Remediation Status English Placement Test (EPT) Required Only EPT Score Available Early Start & Remediation Required Early Start Course Placement
ENGLISH Exempt: Ready for College Level English course 500 or Above 22 or Above EXEMPT NO 147 or Above NO Not Applicable
ENGLISH Not Exempt: Not ready for College level English course 450 or Lower 18 or Lower NOT EXEMPT YES Campus-specific placement YES Based on EPT score

Other ways of obtaining Exemption from Early Start English participation:

  • A score of 500 or higher on the critical reading section of the SAT Reasoning Test.
  • A score of 22 or higher on the ACT English Test.
  • A score of 3 or higher on the AP Language and Composition or Literature and Composition exams.
  • A grade of C or better in an approved English Composition class from a two year or four year institution.
  • An EAP English Status of Exempt on the Augmented English CST taken in grade 11.

I didn't do well on the EPT/ELM. Can I take it again? 

  • You can take the English Placement Test (EPT) only once.
  • You can take the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM) more than once, and the highest score will determine your EO 665 status. If you repeat the ELM, the campus must receive your latest score before the first day of classes.