Fall Student Information
All incoming CSU students who are not exempt from the the EPT and ELM must take these tests before registering for Fall classes. For students entering SJSU in Fall 2017, the last day to take the EPT and ELM is Saturday, May 6.
Students placed into developmental courses are subject to special set of policies that pertain to students 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 participate in the Early Start during the summer before their first Fall semester. Students entering SJSU in the Spring semester should refer to the Spring New Student Information page.
EO 665 Handbook
Every student in remedial status is expected to understand the CSU policy on remediation, Executive Order 665.
The EO 665 Handbook should be downloaded and read carefully by every student. SJSU policies with respect to completion of remediation are explained in this handbook.
READ IT CAREFULLY!
After completing the Reflection on College Writing, students will choose either English 1A, a one-semester first year writing course, or English 1AF (fall) and 1AS (spring), a two-semester option that covers the same material at a slower pace. Students who choose the English 1AF and 1AS must remain enrolled in the course for both semesters.
|50 or higher||GE Math|
|48 or below||Math 1005A||Math 1005B|
|32 or Below||UNVS 1015A||UNVS 1015B/15C|
*Open to students in specific majors.
Students who fail a developmental 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 at a community college and will still be held to the one-year time limit.
After completing the developmental math requirement, students should refer to the attached file, "What Math to Take," to choose their next math course based upon 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.
Students who are Conditionally Ready in English, mathematics, or both through the SAT, ACT, or CAASPP/EAP may become fully Ready by passing an approved course in their senior year of high school with a 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 510-540 on the EBRW 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 Ready student must pass a full year of one of the courses below (regular 12th grade English will not qualify) with a grade of C- or better for both semesters 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 520-560 on the Mathematics portion of the SAT.
- Earn a score of 20-22 on the Mathematics portion of ACT.
Approved Senior Year Math Classes:
To qualify for a full exemption from the ELM, a Conditionally Ready student must pass a full year of math requiring Algebra II or Integrated Math III as a prerequisite with a grade of C- or better for both semesters 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 are Conditionally Ready in English or mathematics, fill out the Verification of Approved Senior Year Coursework for Conditionally Ready Students to let us know about your in-progress senior year coursework.
Students who have score below 147 on the EPT or below 50 on the ELM are required to participate in the Early Start Program during the summer. Students who are Conditionally Ready in English or mathematics and do not satisfy the condition through senior year coursework are also required to participate in Early Start.
For more information, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/sfs/earlystart/.
If you are required to participate in Early Start but do not satisfy the requirement, you will be placed upon Administrative Academic Probation in the fall semester and may be disenrolled from SJSU coursework through Administrative Academic Disqualification before the spring semester.