Early Start Math Exemptions

CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP), taken in conjunction with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in Mathematics Exemptions:

  • A result of "Standard Exceeded: Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level coursework in mathematics" on the CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) exam
  • A result of "Standard Met: Conditionally Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level coursework in mathematics" on the CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) exam plus successful completion of CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite**

College Board SAT® Reasoning Test Exemptions:

  • A CSU Readiness cut score of 550 or above on the Mathematics section
  • A CSU Conditionally Ready cut score between 490-540 on the Mathematics section plus successful completion of CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite**

ACT® Mathematics Test Exemptions:

  • A CSU Readiness cut score of 23 or higher
  • A CSU Conditionally Ready cut score between 20-22 plus successful completion of CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite**

Other Exemptions:

  • A score of 50 or higher on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Test
  • A score of 550 or above on a College Board SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or level 2)
  • A score of 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB, Calculus BC, or AP Statistics Exam
  • Completion (grade "C" or better) of a course at another college which satisfies the mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirement in General Education

**As a conditionally ready student you can meet the ELM requirement by taking an approved year-long senior year math course with Algebra 2 as a prerequisite and earn a grade 'C' or higher. The following high school courses have been approved: Trigonometry & Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, and AP Physics.

In addition, international students and out of state students are exempt from the Early Start requirements. Students participating in the CSUB Summer Bridge or College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) are required to enroll in designated Early Start courses.

Test Scores & Codes
All first time freshmen must take the ELM/EPT regardless if they take compass or ALEKS, this is only waived if they are exempt via one of the exams listed above.

ELM effective Fall 2016 admits
  *Can be taken more than once

Course
  Math 910 & 920/930 must be completed within two consecutive semesters. 

0-40

Math 910: Must pass class with a C-

42-48

Math 920: Must pass class with a C-

Math 930: Must pass class with a C-

50+

College Level Math: Must pass class with a C



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.