Developmental Coursework: First Year

Updates with more specifics are expected early 2018 as the CSU details its new approach to first-year English and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

 

Overview

Based on a variety of possible test scores (High School CAASPP, SAT, ACT, AP and IB), high school GPA, and select high school senior year English and math courses and grades, students may place into English and/or Quantitative Reasoning courses on their own or with additional units of support.  Some students who are required to take advantage of additional support units must also start in the summer before their first fall semester (Early Start).

To decide which English pathway to follow, students take the Directed Self Placement (dsp.sfsu.edu).  Options include Eng 114 (one-semester accelerated), Eng 104 and 105 (two-semester stretch) and a series for multi-lingual speakers (Composition for Multilingual Speakers).

Most students follow one of three Quantitative Reasoning pathways:  1) Pre-calculus and calculus, 2) Business calculus, or 3) Statistics-based courses. 

 

Resources

Our office helps students with the following:

  • Understanding requirements
  • Overcoming outside pressures and obstacles to success
  • Improving communication with professors, staff and peers
  • Strategies for time management, studying and test taking
  • Motivation and empowerment

See right bar for other departments that offer support.

For Continuing Students for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 only

  • If you are a continuing student at SF State who has attempted Math 60, Math 70, or English 104, 105, or 114 twice and not completed, you will have to complete the course equivalent at another school.  Please see our department for advice.  Below is a quick reference for math courses.

 

Course Equivalencies

 




SF State

Math 60

Math 70

CCSF

Math 40

Math 60

Skyline

Math 110 or 112

Math 120 or 123

Laney (Peralta)

Math 201

Math 203

 

City College San Francisco:

To enroll in CCSF Math 60, follow the steps below:

  1. Apply online to get a CCSF Student ID.

  2. Email Kendra Lockman, Math Advising Coordinator, at klockman@ccsf.edu with CCSF Student ID and SFSU transcript (Student Center > Academics > drop down menu > View Transcript: Unofficial) showing passing grade in Math 60.

  3. Enroll in Math 60 online through your CCSF Student Portal.  

  4. Last day to add a class is September 8.

  5. Reach out to tutoring services as needed!

https://www.ccsf.edu/Schedule/

 

 

To enroll in CCSF Math 40, follow the steps below:

  1. Apply online to get a CCSF Student ID.

  2. Walk in to take a placement test. No appointment necessary.

  3. Complete an in person or online orientation.

  4. Meet with a counselor to discuss your classes.

  5. Register for classes online through your CCSF Student Portal.

  6. Reach out to tutoring services as needed!

https://www.ccsf.edu/Schedule/

 

 

Skyline College:

  1. Apply online to get a Skyline Student ID.

  2. If you need Math 110, schedule a placement test. If you need Math 120, skip to Step 3.

  3. Walk in or schedule an appointment with a counselor. If you need Math 120, bring your SFSU transcript showing passing grade in Math 60.

  4. Register for your course online.

  5. Last day to add a class is August 29.

  6. Reach out to tutoring services as needed!

http://www.skylinecollege.edu/catalogschedule/

 

 

Laney College (Peralta)

  1. Apply online to get a Laney Student ID.

  2. Register for a mandatory Online Registration and print the Certificate of Completion.

  3. If you need Math 201, schedule a placement test. If you need Math 203, skip to Step 3.

  4. Walk in or schedule an appointment with a counselor. If you need Math 203, bring your SFSU transcript showing passing grade in Math 60.  

  5. Register for your math course online after or in person at the Welcome Center

  6. Last day to add a class is September 4th.

  7. Reach out to tutoring services as needed!

http://laney.edu/available-classes/