There are many ways to determine which first-year GE English and math/qualitative reasoning (QR) courses are right for each student. Factors known as “multiple measures” are used to evaluate each student’s academic preparation in these subjects.
*Please Note: Due to COVID-19 disruptions, CSU campuses will use high school GPA, high school math GPA and high and college coursework in absence of standardized test results (CAASPP/EAP, ACT,SAT AP, IB and CLEP) to evaluate a student's placement in GE English and math/QR courses.
Multiple Measures for Placement Include:
Advanced Placement (AP)/Standing
Students may earn up to six semester units of baccalaureate credit for each
Advanced Placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board
on which the applicant receives a score of 3, 4 or 5.
High School Grade Point Average (GPA)
Calculation includes "a-g" courses from grades 10th and 11th
as reported on the Calstate Apply application.
High School and College Coursework
High School and College Coursework: "a-g" courses, AP, Honors and completed college
coursework (C- or better) that satisfies GE CSU Area A2 (written communication)
Learn how multiple measures are used for placement in first-year GE English and math/QR courses: