Summer Sessions 2013
Academic Skills and General Education Requirements for Undergraduate Students
Students should consult an advisor upon entry to the university and every semester thereafter. For information on G.E. and other University undergraduate degree requirements (GWAR, units, academic status), students need to contact the University Advisement Center (UAC) in WH A220 or phone (310) 243-3538. Students with declared majors and minors also need to consult the appropriate department(s).
EPT/ELM Requirements for Freshmen and Transfer Students (effective Fall 1998)
Executive Order 665 requires new, non-exempt, admitted freshmen and transfer students entering Fall 1998 and after to take the EPT/ELM examinations before registering for classes. * Note that upperdivision transfer students who have articulated credit for GE English and GE Math do not have to take the EPT/ELM placement examinations.
English Placement Test (EPT) Course Placement
Exemptions: SAT Critical Reading 500, ACT English 22, AP English 3, or EAP Exempted
T = 120 - 136 - ENG 88 and then ENG 99
T = 137 - 140 - ENG 95 (if available; or, enroll in ENG 88)
T = 141 - 142 - ENG 99
T = 143 - 146 - ENG 195 (if available; or, enroll in ENG 99)
T = 147 & up -- ENG 110
ELM Scores for Mathematics
Exemptions: SAT Math 550, ACT Math 23, AP 3, or EAP Exempted
March 2002 & after
0 - 40 MAT 3
42 - 48 MAT 9
50 - 80 G.E. level
If test results indicate that developmental courses in mathematics and/or English are needed, the student will be held to the Academic Skills Assessment Plan (ASAP).
Take the course(s) at CSU, Dominguez Hills or submit verification of current enrollment of an equivalent course at another accredited institution, and
Take the course(s) beginning the first semester of enrollment and each semester thereafter until all remediation courses are passed;
*If all developmental courses are not passed within two semesters, students may not be able to register or continue attending classes at CSU, Dominguez Hills.
Students are subject to:
ASAP "Probation" if they do not pass General Education level English and mathematics within four semesters.
ASAP "Disqualification" from the University if they do not pass General Education level English and mathematic classes in six semesters.
Completion of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR):
All students subject to degree requirements in the 1979-80 and subsequent catalogs must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation.
Students should satisfy the GWAR by the time they complete 72 units. The GWAR can be met through one of the following options:
1. The Graduate Writing Examinations (GWE), a voluntary test for which a fee is charged, is available several times per academic year. Students must earn a score of 8 or higher (on a 12 points scale) to pass the GWE. Students are allowed to take the GWE two times. Students who have not received an 8 or higher after taking the test twice must take a certifying course. Information, test dates, and registration procedures are available in the Testing Office, WH A210 or phone 310-243-3909, or visit http://www.csudh.edu/testing/GWE/Default.shtml.
2. Undergraduates must earn a "C" grade or higher in Advanced Composition (3 units) ENG 350 and pass the Composition Cooperative exam administered at the end of the course. Note that a grade of “B” or higher is required for graduate degrees.
3. Undergraduates must earn a "CR" grade in the two Writing Adjunct courses, IDS 397 and IDS 398 (two units each) and pass the Composition Cooperative exam administered at the end of IDS 398.