Office of Undergraduate Studies


Center for College & Career Readiness

Early Assessment Program

Accelerated College Entrance Program Affiliate

It is with great pleasure that I relay to you that our EAP Sr. Yr. Mathematics (ESM) course has garnered “C” approval through UCOP.  It is definitely an example of what we can accomplish together!  As you may know, the ESM was originally “G” approved as a college-prep elective.  With the “C” approval, more of our students will enjoy exemptions from remedial mathematics courses statewide, and the course will be recognized at both the CSU and UC as fulfilling a fourth year of mathematics. 

San Juan Unified School District is the first of our districts to receive the approval.  Once teachers are trained through our summer professional learning institutes, districts can submit through the portal using the “modeling after another institution’s course” option.  Attached is a copy of the submission document if needed.  The institution is San Juan Unified School District and the course is the EAP Senior Year Mathematics (ESM) course.  If the district does not show up on the list, Mesa Verde High School (050870) and Bella Vista High School (050912) are two of their high schools and you can use their course as a model.

For schools who have an existing course under the “G” approval, the best option appears to be to create a new course with a new course code and submit as the “modeling option” rather than the “revising existing course” option.

Please feel free to contact Joy Salvetti at with any questions. We will continue to keep you posted with any new developments.

Community Engagement Center

  • More than 2700 students participated in Service Learning with 100+ community partners
  • More than 400 Sac State students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in five service projects throughout the Sacramento region
  • More than 4,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members attended a talk by Dr. Cornel West – CEC was one of several sponsors for Dr. West’s visit, which  was also a part of CEC’s Constitution & Civic Engagement Program
  • CEC also sponsored its first Community and Civic Engagement Resource Fair at the campus quad in September and more than 200 students visited with 20+ community and/or civic-related organizations.


First Year Experience

First Year Experience makes the first year of college great for all Sacramento State students with peer mentoring, First Year Seminar courses, Learning Communities, the go-to crew, the FYE Space, and dedicated faculty from across campus

  • We provide First Year Seminars and Learning Communities for more than 40% of the incoming class (about 1700 students this year)
  • First time college students who participate in First Year Seminar have a higher chance of retention and graduation. 
  • Retention numbers for students starting Sac State Fall 2014:
    • Overall one-year retention: 80%
    • University LCOM one-year retention: 84%
    • University FYS one-year retention: 84%
    • No FYS or LCOM one-year retention:  73%
  • We visit every single remedial class in Math and English each semester.  We visit twice to encourage students to visit the Space, attend events, and participate in our Class Ambassador program.  We visit each class at least twice a semester to increase ‘sense of belonging’.  The FYE Programs Director works with English and MLSK faculty to meet needs.
  • The FYE Programs Director is an active advisor for the Developing Hispanic Serving Institution grant, Project INSPIRE, and co-presented at the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators annual conference in April.
  • The FYE Programs Director is an active participant in the AAC&U grant, Project LAUNCH, and co-presented to AAC&U in November. 
  • First Year Seminars are department based, so students meet faculty right from their intended major.  This helps students find a major early in their college career. 
  • For the past two years, FYE Programs has opened and supervised the FYE Space for first time college students to study, meet advisors, attend workshops, or get questions answered.  Each week we have between 100 and 300 students visit the FYE Space. 


General Education Honors Program


Cohort 8 student Shaina Ghuraya was nominated for an Emmy from KVIE for her Studio Sacramento episode based on her documentary, "A Minority Among Minorities." Shaina has since accepted admissions to the University of Southern California Film School.

Cohort 9 student Caeli Hall was the recepient of a summer Fullbright to Scotland.