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High  School  Students: Stay  One  Step  Ahead

FRESHMEN

• Familiarize yourself with “A-G” requirements
• Consider enrolling in AP, IB and/or honor classes and consult your counselor for more information
• Match your high school classes with the necessary requirements for your prospective colleges
• Meet with your counselor to discuss college opportunities and funding
• Research the differences between community colleges, CSUs, UCs and private schools
• Talk to counselors and teachers about potential college majors

>>Remember to visit us at the end of your freshmen year!<<

Sophomore

• Register for PSAT and/or the ACT PLAN
• Register for SAT and/or ACT in early September
• Take EPT/ELM Practice Test
• Take Smarter Balance Test
• Take AP Exams in spring. If you score well on the test(s) you may be exempt from taking EPT/ELM
• Visit college fairs

>>Remember to visit us at the end of your sophomore year!<<

Junior

• Take SAT and/or ACT
• Enroll in an approved senior year-long English AND math course for next year (visit your counselor)
• Take EPT/ELM Practice Test
• Take EPT/ELM Test, even if you are “conditionally ready” as a form of back-up. The EPT and ELM cost $18 each. The Early Start Program costs $182 for 1 unit
• Take the CAASPP / EAP Exam as a way to avoid remediation
• Take AP Exams in spring. If you score well on the test(s) you may be exempt from taking EPT/ELM

>>Remember to visit us at the end of your junior year!<<

Senior

• Complete “A-G” requirements
• Take an approved senior year-long English AND math course (visit your counselor)
• Apply for CSU in early October
• Apply for Scholarships
• Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
• Take EPT and/or ELM Test (unless you are exempt)
• Make sure you are taking a proactive approach on upcoming deadlines
• Follow us on social media for updates

>>Continue below to navigate your way through Sac State!<<

Am  I  Ready  for  College-Level  Courses  at  Sac  State?

"Standard Exceeded"

AP Language / Literature, AP Calculus or AP Statistics = 3+

CAASPP (EAP) = "Standard Exceeded"

SAT = English 500+ | Math 550+

NEW SAT = English 550+ | Math 570+

ACT = English 22+ | Math 23+

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EXEMPT from: EPT and/or ELM and CSU Early Start Program

CheckmarkI am ready to enroll directly in CSU college level english and/or math courses

Arrow yellowClick here to learn more about Directed Self Placement (DSP)

"Standard Met"

CAASPP (EAP) = "Standard Met"

SAT = English 460-490 | Math 490-540

NEW SAT = English 540-510 | Math 560-520

ACT = English 19-21 | Math 20-22

Complete an approved senior year-long English and/or math course with a grade of “C” or better:

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EXEMPT from: EPT and/or ELM and CSU Early Start Program

CheckmarkI am ready to enroll directly in CSU college level english and/or math courses

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Did not complete an approved senior year-long English and/or math course with a grade of “C” or better:

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NOT EXEMPT from: CSU Early Start Program, unless you meet other Early Start exemptions. For more information, contact Admissions & Outreach.

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"Standard Not Met"

CAASPP (EAP) = "Standard Nearly Met or Standard Not Met"

SAT = English score below 450 | Math score below 480

NEW SAT = English score below 500 | Math score below 510

ACT = English score below 18 | Math score below 19

Arrow yellowNOT EXEMPT from: EPT and/or ELM

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EPT score = 147+ | ELM score = 50+

EXEMPT from: CSU Early Start Program

CheckmarkMay enroll directly in college level courses upon admission to a CSU.

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EPT score = below 147 | ELM score = below 50

NOT EXEMPT from: CSU Early Start Program and I am required to participate.

Arrow yellowClick here to learn more about Directed Self Placement (DSP)

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