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Checklists

Checklist for Parents of High School Juniors

  • Be sure your student completes the Roadmap on this website.
  • Be sure your student is taking required college preparatory English classes.
  • Encourage your student to do well on the CAASPP exam.
  • Encourage your student to take the SAT or ACT national college placement tests in the spring.

Checklist for Parents of High School Seniors– Fall Semester

  • Encourage your student to update his/her Roadmap on this website to stay on track for a smooth transition to the CSU.
  • Look for your student's CAASPP Student Score Report mailed by the high school in early fall.  This important report includes your student's EAP results.
  • Check to see if your student's EAP, SAT or ACT scores meet the EPT requirement.
  • If your student's EAP status is "Conditionally Ready" for English college-level coursework, be sure that he/she completes one of the approved senior year-long English course with a grade of "C" or better.  Note: Student that do not complete the approved course with a "C" or better, will be required to participate in the Early Start Program, unless they meet other Early Start Program exemptions. "Conditionally Ready" students are not required to take the EPT exam.
  • If your student's EAP status is "Not Yet Ready" or "Not Ready" for mathematics college-level coursework, be sure that he/she prepares early for the EPT by selecting the appropriate English class (go to Student Tips) and using the online Exam Prep tools.

Checklist for Parents of High School Seniors– Spring Semester

  • If your student has not met the EPT Requirement by February, make sure that he/she begins preparing for the EPT exam by using the online EPT Exam Preparation tools.
  • If your student is required to take the EPT exam, encourage him/her to register for the EPT exam popup window icon in early spring in accordance with the instructions delivered by the admitting campus.
  • If your student has not fulfilled the EPT Requirement, he/she will need to participate in the Early Start Program during the summer before arriving at a CSU. Find out more about this program and encourage your student to take this course seriously.