Our goal is to give you the tools and resources necessary for you to become "college ready" before you start college at the CSU! Use the CSU Roadmap to find out how you can make your senior year count!

What is the difference between “college prepared” and “college ready”?
College prepared means having taken all the courses in high school to meet the minimum CSU admission requirements. However, being admitted to a college does not mean you will automatically be able to participate in college-level coursework once you are enrolled, unless you are considered college ready.

College ready means demonstrating that you are ready for college-level coursework in math and English through CAASPP EAP or qualifying standardized test scores on the SAT, ACT, AP, IB, SBAC, or the CSU ELM and EPT exams.

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New CAASPP/EAP Statuses

Understanding New CAASPP/EAP Results

If your CAASPP EAP English or math status is “Standard Met: Conditionally Ready” for CSU college-level English or math courses, you must continue your preparation in the 12th grade by taking an approved English or math course and earn a grade of “C” or better. If you do not meet the conditional requirement, it is recommended to complete CSU Placement Exams (ELM/EPT) to determine if you will be required to participate in the CSU’s Early Start Program (unless exemption was met through another pathway). To find out more information about Conditionally Ready statuses please visit: Conditionally Ready Information.