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CSU English Success for Parents
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Parents

The EAP provides students with an early indication of whether or not they are ready for college English and math.  It's goal is to ensure that students are on track to meet college entry-level standards.  Students who do well on the EAP may earn exemption from college placement tests required for entering college. 

Parents play a critical role in ensuring students are college-ready.

Here are some tips for how you can help ensure your child is college-ready:

  • Help your child with homework and meet with teachers and counselors to discuss coursework that will prepare your child for college.
  • Talk to your children about careers that interest them and what college they would like to attend.
  • Research financial aid, scholarships and Cal Grants. Consider opening a college savings account at ScholarShare (www.scholarshare.com).
  • Contact the CSU and Community College campuses you are interested in to schedule a tour and get information about programs, admission requirements and financial aid.

Checklist for Parents

For High School 11th Graders

  • Be sure your son or daughter is taking the required college preparatory math and English classes.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to participate in the EAP.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to take the SAT or ACT national college placement tests.

For High School Seniors – Fall Semester

  • Encourage your son or daughter to enroll in a senior year math course.
  • If your son's or daughter's EAP status is READY FOR COLLEGE-LEVEL MATHEMATICS COURSES – CONDITIONAL, be sure that he/she reviews all possible ways to complete the college requirements during his or her senior year.
  • Check to see if your son's or daughter's SAT or ACT scores are high enough to meet college requirements. 

For High School Seniors – Spring Semester

  • In February, if your son or daughter does not have a READY FOR COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES EAP status in math or English or does not meet the college's entrance requirements by scoring high enough on a national standardized test, be sure that he or she begins to study for the placement exams.
  • If your son or daughter does not have a READY FOR COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES EAP status in math or English, be sure that he or she registers for placement exams in accordance with the instructions delivered by the campus of admission.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to visit this website to stay on track for a smooth transition to college.

 

 

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