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EXECUTIVE ORDER 665 (EO665)

  • What is EO 665?

EO 665 stands for Executive Order 665 which is issued by the California State University System to ensure that the English and Mathematics competency skills of all entering freshmen and transfer students reaches college level within the students' first year of enrollment at a California State University campus.

  • Who does EO 665 apply to?

This requirement applies to all entering students who have an ELM score below 48 or an EPT score below 147, and do not have an exemption from these tests. EO 665 does not apply to students who are placed into preparatory math classes by the local placement exam, the Mathematics Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT).

I took the EAP English exam in high school. How does that relate to EO 665?

  • If you earned an EAP status of exempt in English, you are exempt from the EPT and are eligible to start in college-level English.
  • If you earned the status of not exempt, then you must have taken the EPT exam by May 2, 2015. Your score on this test will determine your placement.
  • For further questions, please visit the Test Centers website at: www.cpp.edu/~testcenter/

I took the EAP Math exam in high school. How does that relate to EO 665?

  • If you earned an EAP status of exempt in Mathematics, you are exempt from the ELM. You are eligible to start in some college-level math classes. You may need to take the MDPT to start in other college-level math classes.
  • If you earned an EAP status of conditionally exempt, and successfully complete a mathematics course or similar experience in your senior year, you are exempt from the ELM. If you did not complete a senior experience, then you must have taken the ELM by May 2, 2015.
  • If you earned the status of not exempt, then you must have taken the ELM by May 2, 2015. Your score on this test will determine your placement.

What if I don’t take a required preparatory class the first quarter I attend Cal Poly Pomona?

  • All of your classes for that quarter will be canceled and you will no longer be enrolled. To be admitted for a later quarter, you will need to re-apply for admission.

Do I have to take these preparatory classes every quarter?

  • Yes, you must enroll in preparatory classes each quarter until you complete all of the required classes with a C or better. Students who fail to enroll in preparatory/remedial courses are subject to academic probation and or disqualification for failure to comply.

How long do I have to complete these classes?

  • You have four quarters from your first quarter of enrollment. Every quarter counts, whether you are taking classes or not. When you begin with the Early Start Program in the Summer 2015 quarter, you will have an additional quarter to complete the remediation requirements. This is one of the biggest advantages of participating in the Early Start Program.

What happens if I submit my 2014-2015 FAFSA after the May 1st, 2015 deadline?

  • If you submit your 2014-2015 FAFSA after the May 1st, 2015 deadline, we cannot guarantee a summer financial aid award package.