Fall Student Information
All incoming CSU students must satisfy the EPT and ELM requirement before registering for any class. At SJSU, non-exempt students entering in the Fall must take the required test(s) by May 2 in order to attend orientation and register for Fall classes.
Students who placed into remedial courses are subject to policies that twill affect them will in remedial status. It is the responsibility of each student to read and understand these policies as explained in the EO 665 Student Handbook.
Most students placed into remedial status will be required to complete an Early Start requirement during the summer before their first Fall semester. Enrollment in Early Start is mandatory for most students.
If you enter in the spring semester, go to the Spring New Student Information page.
EO 665 Handbook
The EO 665 Handbook should be downloaded by clicking on the above link and read carefully by every student. SJSU policies with respect to completion of remediation are explained in this handbook.
READ IT CAREFULLY!
All placement in English will be determined by Directed Self Placement (DSP). Students will choose either the traditional English
|50 or higher||GE Math|
|42 - 48||Math 1006L||GE Math|
|34 - 40||Math 1006A||Math 1006B|
|32 or Below||UNVS 1015A||UNVS 1015B/15C|
*Open to Students in specific majors.
Students who fail a delevopmental math or writing course at SJSU will not be able to repeat the course at SJSU. They will need to complete their developmental course requirement throught a community college and will still be held to the one-year time limit.
Once a student completes the developmental math requirement and are deady for GE math, see attached file, "What Math to Take," to help them choose their next math course based for their major. If the major requires calculus, be sure to read the information at: http://www.sjsu.edu/math/calculus.
While in remedial status, students are limited to registering to courses on the this list.
A student in remedial status is not allowed to enroll in any course numbered 100 or higher.
Students can earn a "Conditional" exemption from the EPT and/or the ELM in one following ways. In order to become fully exempt, students must pass an approved senior year course with a "C" (not C-) or better for both semesters.
Students can earn a Conditional exemption from the EPT in one of the following ways:
- Take the Early Assessment Program (EAP) testing at the end of the junior year and earn a status of exempt -conditionally.
- Earn a score of 460-490 on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT
- Earn a score of 19-21 on the English portion of ACT.
Approved Senior Year English Classes:
To qualify for a full exemption from the EPT, a conditionally exempt student must pass a full year of one of the courses below (regular 12th grade English will not qualify) with a grade of "C" (not C-) or better for both terms of the senior year. The course must be completed the year immediately preceding matriculation at SJSU:
- AP English
- IB English
- Honors English
- CSU Expository Reading and Writing
- Expository Reading and Writing alone does not exempt you from the EPT unless you have earned a conditional exemption from the EPT.
Students can earn a Conditional exemption from the ELM in one of the following way:
- Take the Early Assessment Program(EAP) testing at the end of the junior year and earn a status of exempt -conditionally.
- Earn a score of 490-540 on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT
- Earn a score of 20-22 on the English portion of ACT.
Approved Senior Year Math Classes:
To qualify for a full exemption from the ELM, a conditionally exempt student must pass a full year of math requiring Algebra II or Math III as a prerequisite with a grade of "C" (not C-) or better for both terms of the senior year. The course must be completed the year immediately preceding matriculation at SJSU.
- What if I don't clear a conditional exemption?
- Students who do not satisfy a conditional exemption will be placed in remediation and may be required to enroll in an Early Start class.
Clearing a Conditional Exemption
If you pass an approved senior year course that satisfies your conditional exemption, you can become fully exempt by having your senior year math/English instructor fill out the Final Grade Form and email it to DevelopmentalStudies@sjsu.edu. Conditional exemptions are only valid for the academic year immediately following your graduation from high school.
Note: Official transcripts are sent to Admissions. We do not have access to see them and therefore cannot use them to clear your status. I must receive the Final Grade Form. You may also send an unofficial transcript.
If you turn in proof that you satisfied the conditional exemption after the deadline (one week prior to orientation), you will be placed based on your status at the deadline. You will them have an opportunity to change your schedule at a later date.
If you are unable to give Final Grade Form to your teacher before the school ended, you can have the form signed by a counselor or school administrator. You may also send an unofficial transcript.
Once you have the documentation, scan or photograph it and email it to DevelopmentalStudies@sjsu.edu.
Students who have score below 147 on the EPT or below 50 on the ELM are required to complete Early Start courses during the summer. In addition, Students who are conditionally exempt from the EPT or ELM and who do not satisfy it by June 30 will be required to complete Early Start in the summer. For more information, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/earlystart/.
If you were required to complete Early Start and failed to do so during the summer, you will be placed on Administrative Probation.