Department of Mathematics and Statistics

First Year Math/QR Placement

Determining Placement

The California State University (CSU) uses multiple measures to determine readiness for General Education Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (GE Area A2 & B4) coursework. The requirements for admission to a CSU differs from criteria used to advise placement.

Further, as instructed by the CSU Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students program, students are required to enroll in GE A2 & B4 courses within their first year (if not already completed). For GE B4 at Chico State, your placement category and declared major advises your eligibility and pathway.

Multiple measures for non-STEM majors (PDF) or Multiple measures for STEM majors (math intensive) (PDF)


First Year Math Placement Levels

Preparing for Your First Year