Early Assessment Program

What does it mean to be "college ready"?

Many students think that being admitted to a college means that they will automatically be able to participate in college-level coursework on their campus.  However, the California State University, like all major college systems in the United States, requires incoming freshmen to show that they are ready for college-level coursework in math and English. 

Students who do not show college readiness prior to admission are required to complete supported classes in math and English general education courses.  These classes take additional time and money to complete, and can extend the time to graduation for students.  Across the CSU system, nearly half of first-time freshmen currently require supported courses in mathematics and/or English.

The ultimate goal of the Early Assessment Program is to fully prepare California high school graduates to enter the rigorous academic setting of the California State University system.