What is EAP?

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is an academic preparation program to help high school students meet college readiness standards in English-language arts and mathematics before admission to a CSU campus.


What are the benefits of EAP?

By participating in EAP, eleventh-grade students may be able to do the following:

skip the required CSU English and/or mathematics placement tests

identify the need for additional preparation to succeed at the CSU while still enrolled in high school

adjust senior-year coursework to prepare for the CSU

avoid spending time and money in college remediation courses that do not count toward a bachelor's degree


How does a student participate in the program?

The optional EAP college readiness exams are administered during the spring semester of the 11th grade as part of the required California Standards Tests (CSTs).  These exams include the following:

Early Assessment of Readiness for College English (15 additional items and a 45-minute essay)

Early Assessment of Readiness for College Mathematics
(15 additional items)


For more information, visit the following websites:

Early Assessment Program:  www.calstate.edu/eap

Math Success:  www.csumathsuccess.org

English Success:  www.csuenglishsuccess.org