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CSU English Success

CSU English Success
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Not Yet Demonstrating Readiness for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level English Courses (may be referred as Achievement Level 2 or 1)

If your EAP English status is "Not yet demonstrating readiness for CSU or participating CCC college-level English courses" according to your STAR Student Report, your English skills are not yet sufficiently strong to succeed in required college English courses. If you are accepted for admission to the CSU, you must take the EPT Test.

Your score on the EPT test will determine if you meet the EPT Requirement or if you will need to take remedial English before enrolling in courses that count toward your degree.

Prepare For and Take the EPT Exam

  • Access the online Exam Prep tools and begin preparing for the exam immediately.
  • Prepare seriously. The exam is your last chance to avoid having to enroll in remedial English courses.
  • Consult the EPT Testing Schedule popup window icon and sign up to take the exam.
  • Be sure to sign up to take the exam in early spring. Most CSU campuses will not allow you to sign up for orientation or register for classes if you haven’t taken the EPT exam.

If You Pass the EPT Exam

  • If you pass the EPT exam, then you automatically meet the EPT requirement and are ready to enroll in for-credit English courses at the CSU.
  • Your score will be reported automatically to the campus that you will be attending.

If You Don't Pass the EPT Exam

  • You will need to participate in an Early Start Program during the summer before arriving at a CSU. Your campus will contact you with information about how to sign up for a program that meets your needs.

Warning for not meeting the EPT requirement

Warning: Failure to Meet the EPT Requirement Costs Time and Money

  • You cannot enroll in for-credit CSU college English classes until you meet the requirement.
  • You must spend time taking remedial English classes during your freshman year until you meet the requirement.
  • You will graduate later because you get no degree credit for remedial English classes.
  • You may have to pay additional charges for the remedial classes.
  • If you do not pass the remedial classes by the end of your first year, you may be disenrolled from the university.