Deadlines and Key Policies

The California State University System has announced changes to academic preparation and placement in first-year math and English courses.  The ELM and EPT placement tests are no longer required and 2018-19 entering freshmen will participate in new math and English pathways.  Some of the information on this website is not valid and will be updated during Fall 2017.  Contact Andrew Brosnan at abrosnan@sfsu.edu with questions or concerns.
 
 

 

If you are a continuing student who started Spring 2018 or before, and have an ELM or EPT hold, know you must complete a B4 Quantitative Reasoning Course and English Composition course by the end of Fall 2018.

 

 

 

 

Welcome

We at the Developmental Studies support students in first-year English and Quantitative Reasoning courses.  Also, we support college readiness efforts in the middle and high schools.  To find out more about us, click on the About Us tab to the left.  We looking forward to partnering with you to excel in English courses, Quantitative Reasoning courses, and college in general. 

Sincerely,

Andrew, Christa, and Whitney

 

Key Policies

Incoming Freshmen Spring 2018

  • All domestic students who are not exempt by math SAT/ACT/AP/IB/College Courses will be placed into Math 70 for Spring.
  • All domestic students who do not enter having completed a college-level English course or a qualifying score on AP/IB must take the Directed Self Placement for English.
  • International students should contact OIP or speak with Andrew Brosnan at orientation.

Incoming Freshmen Fall 2018

  • All students will be placed into a college level math course or a college level math course with additional support.  Placement will be based on multiple measures, which may include test scores (CAASPP, ACT, SAT, AP, IB), senior-year course work, and high school GPA.
  • All students who do not enter having completed a college-level English course or a qualifying score on AP/IB must take the Directed Self Placement for English.
  • Based on these multiple measures, some students will be required to participate in our Summer Early Start program.
  • Please revisit this website for on-going updates and refinements to this policy.

Continuing Students (already attending SF State) in Developmental Courses

  • Math students must complete through Math 70 with a C or better.
  • English students must complete one of the following courses with a C- or better: Eng 105, Eng 202, Eng 204, Eng 209, or Eng 114.
  • Any student still attending SF State who does not complete the above by Spring 2018 must meet with our office to determine final opportunities for Fall 2018.  Students who have not completed a B4 QR course and a qualifying English Written Composition course by the end of Fall 2018 will be asked to leave and reapply as junior transfer students with general education completed.