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Exemptions

Exemptions from the Early Start English Program:

  • A score of "Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level English courses" or "Exempt" on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken in conjunction with the 11th grade English Language Arts California Standards Test (CST)
  • A score of "Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level English courses – Conditional" or "Conditional" on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken in 11th grade plus successful completion of appropriate 12th grade English course**
  • A score of 147 or higher on the English Placement Test (EPT)
  • A CSU Readiness cut score of 500 or above on the "critical reading section" (formerly verbal) of the College Board SAT® Reasoning Test
  • A CSU Conditionally Ready cut score between 460-490 on the "critical reading section" (formerly verbal) of the College Board SAT® Reasoning Test plus successful completion of appropriate 12th grade English course**
  • A CSU Readiness cut score of 22 or above on the ACT® English Test
  • A CSU Conditionally Ready cut score between 19-21 on the ACT® English Test plus successful completion of appropriate 12th grade English course**
  • 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:

  • A score of "Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level Mathematics courses" or "Exempt" on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP), taken in conjunction with the 11th grade Summative High School Mathematics or Algebra II CST
  • A score of "Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level Mathematics courses – Conditional" or "Conditional" on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken in 11th grade plus successful completion of CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite**
  • A score of 50 or higher on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Test
  • A CSU Readiness cut score of 550 or above on the Mathematics section of the College Board SAT® Reasoning Test
  • A CSU Conditionally Ready cut score between 490-540 on the Mathematics section of the College Board SAT® Reasoning Test plus successful completion of CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite**
  • A score of 550 or above on a College Board SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or level 2)
  • A CSU Readiness cut score of 23 or higher on the ACT® Mathematics Test
  • A CSU Conditionally Ready cut score between 20-22 on the ACT® Mathematics Test plus successful completion of CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite**
  • 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 an Algebra 2 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.

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

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 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.