Early Assessment Program

EAP Resources & Newsletters

COVID-19 Impacts on CSU Admissions Academic Years 2021-2023

COVID-19 Interim Impacts on CSU Undergraduate Admissions Policies and Practices (PDF)

Standardized Testing Under Scrutiny (PDF)

CSU Student Success(opens in new window)

The California State University (CSU) is Committed to Student Success from High School Preparation to College Graduation

The CSU has transformed academic preparation in an effort to provide all first-time freshmen the opportunity and support needed to be successful in college-level coursework. This website provides guidance on new approaches to assessment, placement in General Education (GE) English and math/quantitative reasoning courses, and the Early Start Program.

The CSU Student Success website has been redesigned to help answer questions for students and families, and also for counselors and educators. You can find detail to better understand academic preparation, dates, and deadlines, and you can estimate your placement for math and English.

The Academic Preparation Brochure (PDF), otherwise known as the Junior Flyer is another good source.

The Academic Preparation Poster (PDF) and Flyer (PDF) (PDF)

The CSU General Education Placement Estimator(opens in new window)uses multiple measures to estimate your placement in general education math and/or English courses in your first year of college.

The CSU High School Success Dashboard(opens in new window) is an interactive website sharing California high school specific data on the college preparation and progress of students enrolled in CSU campuses.

By taking CAASPP Practice Tests (PDF), students can prepare for the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessment tests taken in the spring of their Junior year.

Counselor Resources(opens in new window) are available to high school and community college counselors, who are essential partners with the California State University in helping our students prepare for and succeed in college.