Developmental Studies

Early Start is resuming for Fall 2021!  For more information click here.

 

 

 

Incoming Students

* All students who do not enter having completed a college-level Math course or a qualifying score on AP/IB 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. (Some majors will require additional math even if students bring in college-level Math or AP/IB scores). 

 

* All students who do not enter having completed a college-level English course or a qualifying score on AP/IB: To have the opportunity to choose the best course for first-year composition, all entering first-time students should complete First-Year Writing Advising two days before orientation. This, combined with your English pathway in your student center, will help you make the best choice for your writing courses when enrolling.

  • Based on these multiple measures, some students will be required to participate in our Summer Early Start program.

 

Pathways

Students will be able to log into their student center and see which pathway/category they are following for English and math. They should check the Alerts and Holds section for their placement by clicking "details."

Screenshot of the Holds & Alerts section from the student center

 

Pathways Defined

Pathway 1: Fulfilled the general education math or English requirement.
Pathway 2: Ready to enroll in a general education math or English course.
Pathway 3: Ready to enroll in a general education math or English course with support.
Pathway 4: Ready to enroll in a general education math or written communication course with support. Participation in the CSU Early Start Program is required.
 

* The Math Pathway Alert and English Pathway Alert on your student portal are merely informational and will not prevent registration no matter what pathway you are on.

 

Informational downloads

Choosing Math and English courses based on my pathway

How do I find my pathway?

How pathways are determined