Early Assessment Program: College Readiness

About EAP

Academic Preparation is important for college success at the California State University (CSU). All CSUs use Multiple Measures to determine student placement into general education written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses through the following:

  • Assessment Tests (CAASPP-EAP, ACT, SAT, AP)
  • High school grades (Weighted GPA and Math GPA)
  • High school coursework

Stanislaus awards the highest level of placement based on the student’s best measures. Major is important for placement Please pay attention to differences between STEM and Non-STEM majors. Placement in response to Executive Order 1110 and Coded Memo ASA-2017-27

AP, IB, and College Coursework

Students able to complete college equivalency through Advanced Placement exams (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Coursework will have completed their general education written communication and/or mathematics quantitative reasoning classes.

English

  • Score of 3 or above on AP Language/Literature Composition
  • Score of 4 or above on IB Exam Language A Literature (English) HL

Math

  • Score of 3 or above on:
    • AP Calculus AB or BC
    • AP Statistics
  • Score of 4 or above on IB Mathematics Higher Level (HL)
  • Received score of 50 or above on:
    • CLEP Calculus
    • CLEP College Algebra
    • CLEP College Algebra-Trigonometry
    • CLEP Pre-Calculus
    • CLEP Trigonometry

CAASPP/SBAC/EAP

11th grade students will have an opportunity to demonstrate college readiness through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, CAASPP/SBAC/EAP. Please see below for how students can be eligible to enroll directly into general education written communication and quantitative reasoning courses.

With Scores Alone

English

  • Level 4 Standard Exceeded (CAASPP – 2682-2795)

Math

  • Level 4 Standard Exceeded (CAASPP – 2718-2862)

With Approved Course 

English

  • Level 3 Standard Met (CAASPP – 2583-2681) AND completion of ERWC, AP, IB, or Honors English with a C- or better in the 12th grade.

Math

  • Level 3 Standard Met (CAASPP – 2683-2717) AND completion of an approved senior year-long course beyond Algebra II or Math III with a C- or better.

Math (Algebra Dependent Disciplines, Non-STEM, Statistics Dependent Disciplines, Undecided)

  • Level 3 Standard Met (CAASPP – 2683-2717 AND completion of 4+ years of math or quantitative reasoning

SAT/ACT

Traditional tests and assessments will be used as an opportunity for students to enroll directly into general education written communication and quantitative reasoning courses.

With Scores Alone

English

  • SAT of 550 and above (Old SAT of 500 and above)
  • ACT of 22 and above

Math

  • SAT of 570 and above (Old SAT of 550 and above)
  • ACT of 23 and above

With Approved Course

English

  • SAT between 510-540 (Old SAT 460-490) AND completion of ERWC, AP, IB, or Honors English with a C- or better in the 12th grade.
  • ACT between 19-21 AND completion of ERWC, AP, IB, or Honors English with a C- or better in the 12th grade.

Math (STEM & Non-STEM)

  • SAT between 520-560 AND completion of an approved senior year-long course beyond Algebra II or Math III with a C- or better.
  • ACT between 20-22 AND completion of an approved senior year-long course beyond Algebra II or Math III with a C- or better.

High School Coursework/GPA

As of 2018, High School Grade Point Average will be used as an opportunity for a student to enroll directly into general education written communication and quantitative reasoning courses.

English 

  • Weighted High School GPA ≥ 3.3 OR
  • Weighted High School GPA ≥ 3.0 AND completion of an approved senior year-long ERWC, AP, IB Honors with a C- or better OR
  • Weighted High School GPA ≥ 3.0 AND 5+ years of English

Math (Non-STEM) Majors

  • Math GPA ≥ 3.0 AND completion of Senior year Math course OR
  • GPA ≥ 3.0 AND 5+ years of math OR
  • Weighted High School GPA ≥ 3.7 OR
  • Weighted High School GPA ≥ 3.5 AND 4+ years of math

Math (STEM) Majors

  • Math GPA ≥ 3.5 AND completion of Senior year math course OR
  • Math GPA ≥ 3.5 AND 5+ years of math OR
  • Weighted High School GPA ≥ 3.7