Who Is Exempt from Assessment?

There are a number of ways to qualify for an exemption from assessment. Please note, however, that some courses and/or programs may have specific skill prerequisites where exemptions do not apply and assessment is required.

A Student May Be Exempt from Assessment If He/She Has:

  • Completion of a math and/or English composition course with a grade of "C" or better from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Student must provide an official transcript to the Assessment Center or Admission and Records Office.
  • Completed SAT with passing score of critical reading/Reasoning Test 500 or higher; math 550 or higher
  • Completed ACT with passing score of English 22 or higher; math 23 or higher.
  • Scored "college ready" on the Early Assessment Program (EAP). Student must provide documentation showing EAP "college ready" status to the Assessment Center for evaluation.
  • Student may self-declare level 1 basic skill for enrollment in reading, English and math by notifying the assessment center.
  • Decided to exercise a "one course waiver" in a course with prerequisite "none". A student may subsequently enroll in one course per term, provided that the previous course to which the waiver applied was passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Completed an alternative assessment test approved by the Chancellor's Office. Student must provide a copy of assessment results to the Assessment Center for evaluation.

Beginning July 1, 2016 - Official documents will be required for an exemption. An official high school transcript with test scores listed can be used or records can be sent directly from ACT.org, Collegeboard.org or Calstate.edu.

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