The California State University determines admitted first-year students' general education (GE) English and math/quantitative reasoning course placements and identifies students requiring supportive instruction through the following multiple measures:

  • Standardized assessment scores (ACT, AP, CAASPP, CLEP, IB, SAT)
  • College-level and/or high school college preparatory coursework
  • Weighted high school and math/quantitative reasoning GPA

2020-2021: Due to disruptions to scheduled testing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSU will use weighted high school and math/quantitative reasoning GPA and coursework in lieu of standardized assessment scores to evaluate students' GE course placement.

Select from the following categories to evaluate your readiness for college-level English and math/quantitative reasoning at the CSU: