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Early Assessment Program

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is an academic preparation program developed to help high school students meet college readiness standards in English language arts and mathematics before admission to a CSU campus. The purpose of the EAP is to align the CSU placement standards with the K-12 standards in English language arts and mathematics. Over time, its goal is to increase the English and mathematics proficiency of CSU entering freshmen students and reduce remediation rates as a result of earlier interventions in high school.

The Early Assessment Program will give students an early signal about their preparedness for college. Those whose results indicate that they are not proficient in mathematics and English can adjust their senior year coursework to improve those skills. Those whose results indicate that they are proficient in mathematics and English can skip the required CSU English and/or mathematics placement tests and avoid spending time and money in college remediation courses that do not count towards a bachelor’s degree.

It’s easy to participate in the program! The Early Assessment Program is voluntary and does not affect admission to a higher institution. The optional Early Assessment Program can be completed during the 11th grade as part of the required California Standards Tests (CSTs). The CSTs are administered towards the end of the junior year.



Contact Us

Early Intervention Programs
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway 47SA 126B
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Tel: 661-654-2193
Fax: 661-654-3389

We are located next to Outreach.