# GE B4 Ready

- Placement Criteria Overview
- Review multiple measures for non-STEM majors (PDF) for how your placement level was determined. If you declare a STEM major, your placement level
*can*change. - Review multiple measures for STEM majors (PDF) for how your placement level was determined. If you declare a non-STEM major, your placement level
*can*change.

- Review multiple measures for non-STEM majors (PDF) for how your placement level was determined. If you declare a STEM major, your placement level
- Placement Criteria- NON STEM Majors
Students in NON-STEM majors who have met one or more of the following criteria are GE B4 Ready:

**High School Courses and GPA:**- Weighted math GPA 3.0 or above and completed 12th grade approved year-long math course beyond Algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better
- Weighted math GPA 3.0 or above and 5 or more years of high school math or QR with a grade of C- or better
- Weighted GPA 3.7 or above
- Weighted GPA 3.5 or above and 4 or more years of math or QR

**CAASPP/EAP Math Exam Score:**- Standard Exceeded (Level 4)
- Standard Met (Level 3) and completed 12th grade approved year-long math course beyond Algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better
- Standard Met and 4 or more years of high school math or QR

**Optional Assessment Scores if Available:**Note: ACT and SAT Scores are not required but will be considered for math placement if the student submits test scores

**SAT Math Test Score:**- 570 or above
- 550 or above on Subject Test in Math Level 1 or 2
- 520 – 560 and completed 12th grade approved year-long math course beyond Algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better

**ACT Math Test Score:**- 23 or above
- 20-22 and completed 12th grade approved year-long math course beyond Algebra 2 with a grade of C- or better

- Placement Criteria- STEM Majors
Students in STEM majors who have met one or more of the following criteria are GE B4 Ready:

**High School Courses and GPA:**- Weighted math GPA 3.5 or above AND completed 12th grade-approved yearlong advanced math course with a grade of C- or better
- Weighted math GPA 3.5 or above AND five or more years of high school math or QR with a grade of C- or better
- Weighted GPA 3.7 or above

**CAASPP/EAP Math Exam Score:**- Standard Exceeded (Level 4)
- Standard Met (Level 3) AND completed 12th grade-approved yearlong advanced math course with a grade of C- or better
- Standard Met and 4 or more years of high school math or QR

**Optional Assessment Scores If Available:**Note: ACT and SAT Scores are not required but will be considered for math placement if the student submits test scores

**SAT Math Test Score:**- 570 or above
- 520 – 560 and completed 12th grade-approved yearlong advanced math course with a grade of C- or better

**ACT Math Test Score:**- 23 or above
- 20-22 and completed 12th grade-approved yearlong advanced math course with a grade of C- or better

- Advising
- Review Math for My Major to determine what to take within your first year.
- If your major does not specify, choose any GE B4 course that you are eligible to enroll.

- Enrollment Information
- You are able to enroll in courses that require "GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready" as a prerequisite. Examples: CHEM 107, PHYS 202A, EECE 144
- You will not see a notice in your Student Center related to GE B4 math/quantitative reasoning placement. Your
**Degree Progress Report**and**Degree Planner**will show the GE B4 requirement is in progress or still needed. - Per CSU Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students, students are required to enroll in
**GE A2 & B4 courses within their first year**(unless already completed).

- Majors in STEM
- You need to complete ALEKS PPL to determine readiness for calculus (or precalculus) as these programs are math-intensive.
- The default course to start with in the STEM pathway is MATH 118 Trigonometry.
- To enroll in a higher-level math course such as MATH 109 Survey of Calculus, MATH 119 Precalculus, MATH 120 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I, you need to complete the ALEKS PPL assessment to demonstrate readiness or have transferable/equivalent college credit.
- High school experience in trigonometry, math analysis, precalculus, and/or calculus is beneficial for building your math foundation. However, ALEKS PPL will assess your mastery of concepts and provide ways to study and prepare for appropriate course(s) for your first semester.

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##### NOTE: This is a reminder notice and not a registration hold. This reminder will stay on your account until a GE B4 course is successfully completed.