All first-time freshmen are required to complete 39 lower division and 9 upper-division semester units (or quarter-unit equivalent) of General Education (GE) coursework requirements to complete a bachelor’s degree. GE Area B4 (math/quantitative reasoning) is one of the GE requirements students take in their first year of college. The diagram below displays the criteria used to place students in their first-year GE math/quantitative reasoning course.
- The California State University no longer uses ACT or SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses.
- If accepted to a CSU campus, ACT or SAT test scores can be used as one of the measures to place students in the appropriate mathematics course.
- For more information on admission criteria, please visit the First-Time Freshman Guidance and the First-Time Freshman Frequently Asked Questions pages.
Placement GE B4 Math/QR: Algebra and Statistics
Disciplines, Non-STEM and Undecided Majors
*CSU campuses will use high school and college coursework to evaluate a student's placement in GE math/QR courses when assessment test scores are not available.
Explore the four criteria's the CSU utilizes to place students in their first-year GE math course.