About: Information on the CSU Early Assesment Program
The EAP is administered with the California Standards test. Students volunteer to take the test, which consists of 15 English questions and a written essay, and 15 math questions. Those who show proficiency in the EAP are exempt from the math and/or English placement tests required by the CSU for all first-time freshmen as a condition to enroll in college-level classes. Those who are not proficient must take the placement test. Students taking the EAP test receive a letter at the beginning of their high school senior year informing them whether upon entering a CSU campus, they would be able to enroll in college classes that earn credits toward the degree.
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu
Last Update: August 28, 2008