What do the test results mean?
Early Assessment Program (EAP) results provide an early indicator of your readiness to take college level courses. Knowing and understanding your EAP status and overall CAASPP scores will give you the opportunity to improve your skills during your senior year by enrolling in classes that will help you prepare for college level courses.
"Ready" for English and Math
An EAP status of "STANDARD EXCEEDED" means you are READY to enroll directly in college level English and/or math courses upon enrolling at SSU. You are not required to take the CSU’s English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Math (ELM) exam and are exempt from the Early Start Program.
You can also earn a "READY" status if you receive one of these qualifying test scores:
- ACT: 22 and above
- OLD SAT: 500 and above
- NEW SAT: 550 and above
- AP Language/Literature Composition: 3 and above
- ACT: 23 and above
- OLD SAT: 550 and above
- NEW SAT: 570 and above
- AP Calculus or AP Statistics Exam: 3 and above
"Conditionally Ready" for English and Math
AN EAP status of "STANDARD MET" means you are "CONDITIONALLY READY" and must complete one of the approved senior year-long English and/or math courses prior to enrolling at SSU. Completing an approved senior year course with a grade of "C" or better will exempt you from the CSU Early Start Program.
You are not required to take the CSU’s English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Math (ELM) exam.
You can also earn a CSU "CONDITIONALLY READY" status if you receive one of these qualifying test scores:
ACT: 19-21 or OLD SAT: 460-490 or NEW SAT: 510-540
ACT: 20-22 or OLD SAT: 490-540 or NEW SAT: 520-560
Course Options to Satisfy the CSU "Conditionally Ready" Requirements
"Conditionally Ready" students must participate in the CSU Early Start Program unless they complete an approved senior year-long English and/or math course with a grade of "C" or better or meet other Early Start Program exemptions. The campus to which you decide to enroll will verify this requirement was completed. Students who meet this requirement through the senior year-long course or other accepted pathway may enroll directly in college level English and math courses.
- Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC)
- AP Literature/Composition
- Honors English
- IB English
All higher level or advanced courses with a prerequisite of Algebra II
or Integrated Math III, including:
- Math Analysis
- Pre-Calculus or Calculus
- AP Calculus AB or BC
- AP Physics
- AP Statistics
*Courses must be adopted through the UC A-G Course Management Portal and appear on
the "A-G" Course Guide.
If You Do Not Satisfy the Requirements
You will be required to take the EPT/ELM. These tests provide another opportunity to demonstrate your readiness to take English and math college level courses.
- You must receive a qualifying score on the EPT (147 or above) and ELM (50 or above) to enroll directly in college level English and math courses.
- If you do not take the EPT/ ELM or do not receive a qualifying score on the test(s) you will be required to participate in the CSU Early Start Program unless you meet other Early Start exemptions. For more information visit http://www.csusuccess.org/earlystart/early-start-faq
"Not Yet Ready" or "Not Ready" for English and Math
An EAP status of "STANDARD NEARLY MET" or "NOT MET" means you are NOT READY at this time to take English and/or math college level courses upon admission to SSU. Therefore, you must take the CSU English and/or math placement tests (EPT/ELM) prior to enrollment. Not being ready for college level courses does not mean you are not eligible to apply and be admitted to SSU. If you have met all eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply. Your readiness results are used to determine if you will need remedial courses upon enrollment. A CSU "NOT YET READY" or "NOT READY" status also applies if you received ACT/SAT scores within the ranges listed below:
ACT: 18 or below, OLD SAT: 450 or below, NEW SAT: 500 or below
ACT: 19 or below, OLD SAT: 480 or below, NEW SAT: 510 or below