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Understanding Your EAP Results

Make It Count

If you took your EAP test in the 11th grade, your EAP results will be mailed to your home in August. If you marked the option to release your EAP test results, you can also check your results online at www.CalState.edu/eap/results.

Learn Your EAP Status Now 

The earlier you know your EAP status during your senior year of high school, the sooner you can start preparing and building the skills you'll need for CSU English and mathematics courses. So find out about your EAP status as soon as you can.

What Do Your Results Mean?

English Test Results

ResultsWhat It Means
Ready for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level English CoursesYou are ready to enroll in for-credit courses at the CSU and participating California Community Colleges. Please note, you are still required to apply for college and meet admission requirements.
Ready for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level English Courses - Conditional

You must take the appropriate English course in your senior year to clear your conditional status. CSUDH will assume you are clearing your conditional status by completing an approved senior year experience.  If you are not clearing your status, it is your responsibility to adhere to the CSU Placement Test requirement by the recommended deadline. Please note, in order to clear the conditional status, you must complete one of the approved senior year experiences during your high school senior year: Successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, a sequential year-long class:

  •    CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) - full year course in the 12th grade being taught by a certified instructor.
  •    International Baccalaureate (IB) English
  •    Advanced Placement—Language and Composition or Literature and Composition
  •    English Course Approved for honors credit by the University of California (as indicated on the UC Doorway "a-g" course list)
Not Yet Demonstrating Readiness for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level English CoursesYour English skills are not yet sufficiently strong to succeed in required college English courses. If you are accepted for admission to the CSU or a participating California Community College, you will be required to take a placement test.

 

Math Test Results

ResultsWhat It Means
Ready for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level Mathematics CoursesYou are ready to enroll in for-credit courses at the CSU and participating California Community Colleges. Please note, you are still required to apply for college and meet admission requirements.
Not Yet Demonstrating Readiness for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level Mathematics CoursesYour math skills are not yet sufficiently strong to succeed in required college math courses. If you are accepted for admission to the CSU or a participating Community College, you will be required to take a placement test.
Ready for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level Mathematics Courses - ConditionalYou must take the appropriate math or science course in your senior year to clear your conditional status. CSUDH will assume you are clearing your conditional status by completing an approved senior year experience.  If you are not clearing your status, it is your responsibility to adhere to the CSU Placement Test requirement by the recommended deadline. Please note, in order to clear the conditional status, you must complete one of the approved senior year experiences during your high school senior year:
  •    Successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, a year-long math course that has a prerequisite of Algebra II (CSU Dominguez Hills will accept Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, and AP Physics)
  •    With the approval of the high school, repeat one year of Algebra II and earn a grade of "C" or better.
  •    Supervised e-Learning Course: Completion of the online instructional program monitored by CSU math faculty prior to high school graduation. Registration available October 2014 - January 2015.
  •    Pass a one semester community college math course that satisfies the CSU general education requirement in Quantitative Reasoning.

 

Registering for the CSU Placement Test

EPT and ELM test scores determine which math and English courses students are eligible to take at a CSUDH. The CSUDH recommends the following EPT/ELM test dates:

 

 

Test Dates

February 14, 2015
February 28, 2015
March 14, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 4, 2015

 

To register for the EPT and ELM test, go to CSUDH.EDU/Testing.

Exemption from CSU Placement Tests 

If you're planning on attending CSUDH or any CSU campus, you may earn an exemption from taking the required CSU English and/or Entry Level Mathematics Placement Test by completing one of the following with the indicated results or scores, in addition to EAP results:

English Placement Tests (EPT)Entry Level Mathematics (ELM)
500 or above critical reasoning SAT
22 or above ACT English
3 or above AP Language Composition or Literature Composition
550 or above critical reasoning SAT
23 or above ACT Mathematics
3 or above AP Calculus AB, BC or Statistics