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Exemptions


FULFILLING THE EARLY START REQUIREMENT

Freshmen are encouraged to complete their Early Start program activities at Cal State San Marcos if at all possible. This will afford them an opportunity to integrate into campus and will provide the smoothest transition to their fall English or math instruction.

Clearing Early Start Requirements:

TYPE

ENGLISH

MATHEMATICS

SAT

Score of 550+ on Critical Reading

Score of 570+

ACT

Score of 22+                   

Score of 23+

EPT and ELM

EPT score of 147+

ELM score of 50+

Early Assessment Program (EAP)

"Exempt" or "Ready for college-level English"

(Score of 4 on the English Language portion)

"Exempt" or "Ready for college-level mathematics course"

(Score of 4 on the Mathematics portion)

EAP Conditional Status

Score of 3 on the EAP.

Must complete a CSU approved senior year English course.

Score of 3 on the EAP

Must complete a CSU approved senior year Math Experience course.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Score of 3, 4, or 5 on either Language and Composition or Composition and Literature exam.

Score of 3, 4, or 5 on Calculus (AB or BC) or Statistics
































Exemptions : The following students will not be required to participate in Early Start:

  • International students and residents of other states;
  • Students participating in the EOP, ACE and CAMP summer programs;
  • Students admitted after August 1;
  • EAP Conditionally Exempt students who took and passed the correct CSU approved senior-year courses
  • Students may appeal based on circumstances beyond their control.