# Academic Preparation and Placement

Executive Order 1110-Assessment of Academic Preparation and Placement in General Education Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

California State University, in accordance with EO 1110, states that all incoming freshmen are prepared for their first-year courses in area of General Education (GE) Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.

Successful completion of general education (GE) **Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning** courses in the first year of CSU enrollment establishes a foundation for continuous learning. Unless the requirements have been completed, freshmen shall enroll in GE written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses appropriate to each student’s major and skill level, as demonstrated by applicable systemwide standards utilized in the review of academic preparation.

Multiple measures are used to determine student's academic preparation; assessment tests CAASPP-EAP, ACT, AP and high schools grades and coursework.

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## Assessment for GE-Written Communication

- Score 3 or better in AP Language and Composition or AP Composition and Language exam.
- Completion of a college course that satisfies the GE requirement with a C- or better.

- Result of 'Standard Exceeded' on the CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) English exam.
- Score 550 or higher on the SAT Reading and Writing section.
- Score 22 or above on ACT English test.
- Completion of approved 12th grade, year-long, English course with a C- or better AND Reading and Writing score of 510-540 on the SAT.
- Complete approved 12th grade, year-long, English course with a C- or better and an ACT English score of 19-21.
- Result of 'Standard Met' or participated in college-level coursework in English on the CAASPP exam and completion of an approved 12th grade, year-long, English course with a grade of C- or better.
- Weighted high school GPA of 3.3 or higher OR a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of an approved 12th grade, year-long, English course (AP/IB/ERWC) or Honors English or more than 5 years of high school English.

- Completion of 4 years of high school English and a Reading and Writing score of 460-490 on the SAT or 19-21 on the ACT English test.
- Weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and 4 years of high school English.

- Reading and Writing score less than 510 on the SAT and a weighted high school GPA of of 3.0 or below.
- Score less than 19 on the ACT English test and a weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or less.

## Assessment for GE-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

- Score of 3 or above on AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC tests.
- Score of 3 or above on AP Statistics test.
- Score of 4 or above on IB Mathematics HL.
- Score of 50 or above on CLEP Calculus, College Algebra, College Algebra-Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, or Trigonometry.
- Completion of college course that satisfies the GE requirement with a C- or better.

- Result of 'Standard Exceeded' on the CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) mathematics exam.
- Score of 570 or above in mathematics section on the SAT Reasoning Test.
- Score of 550 or above on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or 2).
- Score of 23 or higher on the ACT Mathematics test.
- Completion of 12th grade math beyond Algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better and a SAT mathematics test score of 520-560 on the SAT.
- Completion of 12th grade math course beyond algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better and a score of 20-22 on the ACT Mathematics test.
- Result of 'Standard Met' or participated in college-level coursework in Math on the CAASPP exam AND completed 12th grade math course with a C- or better.
- Weighted high school GPA of 3.7 or higher.
- Weighted high school mathematics GPA of 3.5 or higher and 5+ years of mathematics or quantitative reasoning course.
- Weighted high school mathematics GPA of 3.5 or higher and completion on an approved senior year course.

- Result of 'Standard Exceeded' on the CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) mathematics exam.
- Score of 570 or above in the mathematics section of the SAT Reasoning Test.
- Score of 550 or above on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or 2).
- Score of 23 or higher on the ACT Mathematics test.
- Completion of 12th grade math beyond Algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better and a SAT mathematics test score of 520-560.
- Completion of 12 grade math course beyond algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better and a score of 20-22 on the ACT Mathematics test.
- Result of 'Standard Met' or participated in college-level coursework in Math on the CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) exam AND completed 12th grade math course with a C- or better.
- Weighted high school GPA of 3.7 or higher.
- Weighted high school mathematics GPA of 3.5 or higher and 5+ years of mathematics or quantitative reasoning course.
- Weighted high school mathematics GPA of 3.5 or higher and completion on an approved senior year course.

- Weighted high school mathematics GPA of 3.3 or higher.

- Weighted high school mathematics GPA of 3.3 or higher.
- Weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

- Mathematics score less than 510 on the SAT Reasoning test AND a weighted high school GPA of 3.2 or below.
- Score of less then 20 on the ACT Mathematics test AND a weighted high school GPA of 3.2 or below.