Chemistry Diagnostic Exam To enroll in CHEM 1E (needed for Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majors) students must complete the diagnostic test prior to enrollment. It is strongly encouraged that you complete the ALEKS PPL beforehand.
ALEKS PPL Placement Assessment To begin your major's math pathway (Math 12 > Math 29> Math 30 or Math 12 > Matah 26a) must take this math diagnostic exam. If you completed Advanced Placement (AP) credits in High School it is still strongly encouraged that you take the ALEKS PPL.
Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) is a curricular structure that encourages cross-year support among students in science and math gateway courses. PAL encourages students to learn co-operatively under the guidance of trained students, called PAL Facilitators, who have been very successful in the same course they facilitate, and have been highly trained in group facilitation and pedagogy.
Keys to Degrees is an integrated suite of tools including Smart Planner, which automates course selections, makes planning ahead a breeze and provides real-time progress dashboards to help first-year, current and transfer students stay on track and graduate on time.
Assist.org is an online resource for finding out which courses transfer between Community Colleges and Sacramento State. It is strongly recommended that you work with an academic advisor or your major department before enrolling in a course other then Sac State to confirm that it transfers.