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Are you ready for college-level English and math?

The California State University (CSU) requires admitted first-year students to demonstrate readiness for general education (GE) English and math upon admission. Multiple measures, including standardized test scores, high school/math GPA, and college preparatory coursework, determine course placements and identify students needing supportive instruction.
 

GE Course Placement (Multiple Measures)

Discover your GE English and math course placements using the following menus. Select the options you completed or will complete in high school prior to graduation. Cal Maritime awards course placements based on students' highest achievements (only one option required per subject). Engineering majors must select from available options specific to their concentration.

 

 

You satisfied the requirement for GE written communication. Enroll in next-level English as required by your major.

You qualify to enroll in GE written communication and earned exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start.

You qualify to enroll in GE written communication and earn exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start if you complete an approved year-long English course with a minimum C- grade. Otherwise, select again or choose "None of the Above" to receive your English college readiness status.

You do not qualify for exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start using this measure. However, you may still qualify through another measure! Select again or choose "None of the Above" to receive your English college readiness status.

You may enroll in credit-bearing GE written communication with embedded instruction (CSU Early Start recommended, but not required).

You may enroll in credit-bearing GE written communication with embedded instruction (CSU Early Start required for CA residents).

 

 

 

You satisfied the requirement for GE math/quantitative reasoning. Enroll in next-level math as required by your major.

You qualify to enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning and earned exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start.

You qualify to enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning and earn exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start if you complete an approved year-long math course with a minimum C- grade. Otherwise, select again or choose "None of the Above" to receive your math college readiness status.

You do not qualify for exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start using this measure. However, you may still qualify through another measure! Select again or choose "None of the Above" to receive your math college readiness status.

You may enroll in credit-bearing GE math/quantitative reasoning with embedded instruction (CSU Early Start recommended, but not required).

You may enroll in credit-bearing GE math/quantitative reasoning with embedded instruction (CSU Early Start required for CA residents).

 

 

 

You satisfied the requirement for GE math/quantitative reasoning. Enroll in next-level math as required by your major.

You qualify to enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning and earned exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start.

You qualify to enroll in GE math/quantitative reasoning and earn exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start if you complete an approved year-long math course with a minimum C- grade. Otherwise, select again or choose "None of the above" to receive your math college readiness status.

You do not qualify for exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start using this measure. However, you may still qualify through another measure! Select again or choose "None of the above" to receive your math college readiness status.

You may enroll in credit-bearing GE math/quantitative reasoning with embedded instruction (CSU Early Start recommended, but not required).

You may enroll in credit-bearing GE math/quantitative reasoning with embedded instruction (CSU Early Start required for CA residents).

 

 

Approved Coursework

All approved college preparatory English and math courses for demonstrating college readiness follow the University of California (UC) "a-g" pattern. Preapproved English courses include AP/weighted honors English, CSU Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC), and International Baccalaureate. Math courses include AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Statistics, Calculus, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, and Trigonometry (math courses require an Algebra II/Integrated Math III prerequisite).

For students to earn exemptions from supportive instruction and CSU Early Start through year-long coursework, their high schools must formally adopt and upload all approved courses annually through UC Course Management Portal. Contact the Office of Admission for questions about qualifying coursework at (707) 654-1330 or admission@csum.edu.
 

Supportive Instruction

Students demonstrating need for additional development will participate in supportive instruction embedded into their GE English and math courses. For English, enroll in the two-semester, six-unit EGL 101 and 102 "stretch" course. For math, enroll concurrently in MTH 100 and its lab-based support course, MTH 099. Additionally, Cal Maritime may require some California residents to participate in CSU Early Start.


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Coordinator, College Readiness & EAP


Matthew Tener, MA
Student Services 125
(707) 654-1081
mtener@csum.edu

 

Campus Resources


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(707) 654-1794

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