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Exemptions

Exemptions from the Early Start English Program:

  • Early Assessment Program: English (EAP) results indicate "Ready for College", "Exempt", or "Ready for College-Conditional"*
  • A score of 147 or higher on the English Placement Test (EPT)
  • A score of 500 or above on the "critical reading section" (formerly verbal) of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
  • A score of 680 or above on the “writing section” of the SAT Subject Test (SAT II)
  • A score of 22 or above on the English section of the ACT
  • A score of 5 or 6 on the KHSD Golden State Exam
  • A score of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition or Literature and Composition Exam
  • Completion (grade of "C" or better) of ENGL IA, College Composition, or its equivalent at another college

* As a conditionally ready student you can meet the EPT requirement by taking an approved yearlong English course your senior year and earn a grade 'C' or higher. The following high school courses have been approved: Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC), Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition, Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition, International Baccalaureate (IB) English, and English courses approved for honors credit by the University of California (A-G).

Exemptions from the Early Start Mathematics Program:

  • Early Assessment Program: Math (EAP) results indicate “Ready for College,” “Exempt,” or "Ready for College-Conditional"*
  • A score of 50 or higher on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Test
  • A score of 550 or above on the Math section of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
  • A score of 550 or above on the Math IC of the SAT Subject Test (SAT II)
  • A score of 23 or higher on the Math section of the ACT
  • A score of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Exam (AB or BC) or the 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 yearlong math course your senior year 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.

*Algebra 2 is approved if your high school counselor deems it appropriate for you to retake this course in your senior year.

*Any other year-long high school math course with Algebra 2 as a prerequisite is approved

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

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 as of 3/23/05
*Can be taken more than once

Course
Math 75 & 85 must be completed within three consecutive quarters.
 

0-36

Math 75: Must pass class with a D-

38-48

Math 85: Must pass class with a D-

50+

College Level Math (B4): Must pass class with a C

EPT Score
*Can only be taken once

Course
English 80 & 99 must be completed within three consecutive quarters.

120-137

English 80: Must pass class with a C-

138-146

English 99: Must pass class with a C-

147 and higher

English 110: 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.