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CSU General Education Placement Estimator


The GE Placement Estimator uses multiple measures to estimate your placement in general education math and/or English courses in your first year of college. The evaluation of academic readiness is not a condition for admission to the California State University, but it is an important process for determining the best course placement for first-time freshmen.

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 disruptions, CSU campuses will use high school GPA, high school math GPA and high and college coursework in absence of standardized test results (CAASPP/EAP, ACT,SAT AP, IB and CLEP) to evaluate a student's placement in GE English and math/quantitative reasoning courses.

To use the GE Placement Estimator you will need:

  • Applicable test scores if available:
    • For English: (CAASPP/EAP, ACT, SAT, AP)
    • For Math: (CAASPP/EAP, ACT, SAT, AP, IB, CLEP)
  • High school transcripts
  • College transcripts, if you attended the community college while in high school

Helpful resources to guide you through the GE Estimator:

Please Note: Final placement determination is made by the admitting campus you choose to attend based on your standardized test results if available and "a-g" completed coursework as reported on Cal State Apply.