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    The California State University Early Assessment Program


    The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is a collaborative effort among the State Board of Education (SBE), the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California State University (CSU). The program was established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year.




    The goal of the EAP program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college-level study.


    The Challenge

    More than 60 percent of the nearly 40,000 first-time freshmen admitted to the CSU require remedial education in English, mathematics or both. These 25,000 freshmen all have taken the required college preparatory curriculum and earned at least a B grade point average in high school. The cost in time and money to these students and to the state is substantial. Moreover, these students are confused by seemingly having done the right things in high school only to find out after admission to the CSU that they need further preparation.


    The Benefits of EAP are Many:

    • Aligning school and CSU standards so that success in school means readiness for the CSU
    • Giving more meaning and force to the California Standards Tests (CSTs)
    • Giving high school students an early signal about their college readiness and adequate time to prepare before entering CSU
    • Making the senior year a time for more direct and specific preparation for college


    Exempting CSU-ready students from taking CSU placement tests or the SAT or the ACT, thereby reducing testing time for the students.

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    Resources & Links


    2016 EAP Presentation


    EAP Changes 


    ELM/EPT Test Dates


    CSU English Conditional


    Math Remediation, Course Sequence, and the Senior Year


    eLearning Course Conditionally Ready Math



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    Rosie Villafaña-Hatcher, M.Ed. [more]
    Early Assessment Program Campus Director

    Direct: (619) 594-0657
    Fax: (619) 594-7934

    Location: Adminstration Building, Room 226
    5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-1603

    Graduate Advisor