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Notice (03/31/2020): The CSU Office of the Chancellor issued guidance regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on undergraduate admission for incoming Fall 2020 first-year students.

Notice (04/02/2020): The CSU Office of the Chancellor requests school site closure and distance learning data from regional public high schools to assist with determining appropriate service area outreach efforts moving forward. The EAP invites school site representatives to participate in the Napa-Solano School Site Distance Learning Survey.
 

Are you ready for college-level English and math?

First-year students admitted to the California State University (CSU) may demonstrate academic preparation for GE English and math coursework through multiple measures, which determine course placements and identify students requiring additional supportive instruction as part of their coursework. Students demonstrating high skill may place directly into next-level English and/or math courses as determined by their majors.
 

Multiple Measures

Discover your GE English and math course placements by selecting the options you will have completed in high school using the following menus. Students place into GE courses based upon their highest earned standardized test scores, high school and/or math GPA, passing grades for approved college-level or college preparatory coursework, or a combination thereof (only one option required per subject).

Important: Students enrolling into STEM majors must select from available options specific to their concentration.
 

GE written communication satisfied. Enroll in next English course required by major.

Enroll in GE written communication. Exempt from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start.

Enroll in GE written communication. Earn exemption from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start by completing approved yearlong English course with minimum C- grade. Otherwise, select another option or "None of the Above" for English course placement.

Option does not qualify for exemptions from supportive instruction or CSU Early Start. However, you may still qualify for exemptions through another option. Select another option or "None of the above" for English course placement.

Enroll in GE written communication with required supportive instruction (CSU Early Start recommended, but not required).

Enroll in GE written communication with required supportive instruction (CSU Early Start or approved alternative course required for California residents).

 

GE math/quantitative reasoning satisfied. Enroll in next math course required by major.

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning. Exempt from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start.

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning. Earn exemption from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start by completing approved yearlong math/quantitative reasoning course with minimum C- grade. Otherwise, select another option or "None of the Above" for math course placement.

Option does not qualify for exemptions from supportive instruction or CSU Early Start. However, you may still qualify for exemptions through another option. Select another option or "None of the above" for math/quantitative reasoning course placement.

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning with required supportive instruction (CSU Early Start recommended, but not required).

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning with required supportive instruction (CSU Early Start or approved alternative course required for California residents).

 

GE math/quantitative reasoning satisfied. Enroll in next math course required by major.

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning. Exempt from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start.

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning. Earn exemption from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start by completing approved yearlong math/quantitative reasoning course with minimum C- grade. Otherwise, select another option or "None of the Above" for math course placement.

Option does not qualify for exemptions from supportive instruction or CSU Early Start. However, you may still qualify for exemptions through another option. Select another option or "None of the above" for math/quantitative reasoning course placement.

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning with required supportive instruction (CSU Early Start recommended, but not required).

Enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning with required supportive instruction (CSU Early Start or approved alternative course required for California residents).


Approved College Preparatory Coursework
 

EnglishMath Algebra II Prerequisite
  • AP Calculus, Physics, or Statistics
  • Calculus or Pre-Calculus
  • Math Analysis
  • Trigonometry

 

 

 

 

All college preparatory English and math courses approved for demonstrating academic preparation follow the University of California "A-G" pattern. Students must pass with a minimum C- grade for the year. All approved math courses include an Algebra II/Integrated Math III prerequisite.

Important: Students may only earn exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start through yearlong coursework if high schools adopt and upload all approved courses annually through the UC Course Management Portal.


Supportive Instruction

Students requiring additional development will automatically enroll in supportive instruction as part of their first-year GE English and math coursework. For English, enroll in the year-long EGL 101 and 102 "stretch" course (fall and spring semesters). For math, enroll concurrently in MTH 100 and its lab, MTH 099. Additionally, admitted California students who did not fulfill any of the multiple measures must participate in CSU Early Start.


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Matthew Tener, Coordinator
Laboratory Building 114
(707) 654-1081
mtener@csum.edu

 

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Last updated: 5/29/20