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Placement in Written Communication (A2) and Mathematics (B4) Using Multiple Measures

Academic Preparation and Placement 

The CSU requires that all entering freshmen students be evaluated in terms of their preparation to complete first-year courses in written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning. Applicable to Fall 2019 CSU admitted students, this evaluation will utilize the broadest set of multiple measures including standardized test scores such as the CAASPP EAP, ACT, SAT, or AP exams as well as high school coursework and grades. This evaluation of academic readiness is not a condition for admission to the CSU, but it is an important step for determining the best course placement for entering students.

There are Four Categories for Placement:

  • Fulfilled Requirement
  • Enroll in GE English/Written Communication  and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Courses
  • Enroll in Supported GE English/Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Courses. 
    Participation in Early Start is recommended.
  • Enroll in Supported GE Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Courses. 
    Participation in Early Start is required.

Placement is Determined by Multiple Measures

Please determine your placement in Written Communication (A2) and Math/Quantitative Reasoning (B4).