Academic Catalog

Academic Skills Requirements for Undergraduate Students

Students Admitted to CSUDH Fall 1998 and After

New students enrolled at the University, fall 2018 and after are subject to the revisions to E.O. 665 contained in E.O. 1110 (2017). Effective with this executive order, the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry- Level Mathematics (ELM) Test shall not be offered, and the EPT and ELM committees are discontinued.

Freshman skills assessment and placement for general education written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning shall be based on systemwide skills assessment standards that include the Early Assessment Program/ Smarter Balanced Achievement Levels, ACT scores and/or SAT scores, high school coursework, high school GPA and math GPA.

Skills assessments are not a condition for admission to the CSU; they are a condition of enrollment. These skills assessments are designed to inform entering freshmen of placement in appropriate baccalaureate-level courses based on their skills and needs.

First-time freshmen in need of support as determined by the skills assessment will be placed in supported instruction. Supported instruction is designed to assist students in credit bearing courses. Students may also be required to participate in the Early Start Program. The Early Start Program gives students the opportunity to earn college credit in written communication and mathematics/ quantitative reasoning the summer before their first term.

Students are no longer subject to Academic Skills Assessment Plan (ASAP) "probation" or "disqualification.

New students enrolled at the University between fall 1998 and spring 2018, are subject to System-wide Placement Test and remedial English and mathematics class requirements (E.O. 665). Non-exempt students must take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination before registering for classes. If test results show that remedial courses in English or mathematics are needed, students must:

  • Enroll in required remedial classes the first semester of attendance and thereafter;
  • Pass all remedial classes in two semesters.

After two semesters, students cannot register or continue to attend classes at CSU, Dominguez Hills if all required remedial classes (ENG 88 Developmental Reading (3)/ENG 99 Basic Writing Workshop (3) and MAT 3 Beginning Algebra (3)/MAT 9 Intermediate Algebra (3)) are not passed.

Furthermore, students are subject to Academic Skills Assessment Plan (ASAP) "probation" if they do not pass General Education level English (ENG 110 Freshman Composition Accelerated (3) and ENG 111 Freshman Composition II (3)) and mathematics (MAT 105 Finite Mathematics (3) or equivalent) in four semesters.

Finally, students are subject to ASAP "disqualification" from the University if they do not pass General Education level English (ENG 110 Freshman Composition Accelerated (3) and ENG 111 Freshman Composition II (3)) and mathematics (MAT 105 Finite Mathematics (3) or equivalent) classes in six semesters.

Students should contact the University Advisement Center for additional information at (310) 243-3538, email at uac@csudh.edu, or in person at WH A-220.

Students Admitted to CSUDH before Fall 1998

Non-exempt students admitted and enrolled before fall 1998 are subject to Academic Skills Assessment Plan (ASAP) guidelines for completion of the English Placement Test (EPT), the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination, required remedial English and math classes, and General Education level English and math classes.

Students are subject to ASAP "probation" if they do not take the EPT and ELM and pass all required remedial English classes (ENG 88 Developmental Reading (3) and ENG 99 Basic Writing Workshop (3)) and mathematics classes (MAT 3 Beginning Algebra (3) and MAT 9 Intermediate Algebra (3)) within two semesters.  Students may be ASAP "disqualified" from the University if they do not meet these requirements and classes in four semesters.

Additionally, students are subject to ASAP "probation" if they do not pass General Education level classes in English (ENG 110 Freshman Composition Accelerated (3) and ENG 111 Freshman Composition II (3)) and mathematics (MAT 105 Finite Mathematics (3) or equivalent) in four semesters.  Students may be ASAP "disqualified" from the University if they do not pass the General Education level classes in six semesters.

Students should contact the University Advisement Center for additional information at (310) 243-3538, email at uac@csudh.edu, or in person at WH A-220.