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Academic Preparation = College Success

Academic Preparation Matters

Academic preparation is an innovative and targeted approach for assessment of student’s English and math skills in high school and placement in first-year General Education (GE) English (written communication) and math/quantitative reasoning courses.


Multiple measures allows students different ways to assess their readiness for college-level coursework.


First-year students will enroll in GE English and math courses that align with their skills and career goals. The GE Estimator will help students  determine their placement in these courses.

Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students Program

The Early Start Program affords first-time freshmen needing support the opportunity to enroll in a college-credit course the summer before their first year of college.

Academic Preparation is part of the CSU's Graduation Initiative. Explore more about the CSU's Graduation Initiative 2025This link will take you to an external website in a new tab..