CSU Channel Islands considers multiple assessments in determining what English course a student will take in the fall and whether Early Start is REQUIRED or RECOMMENDED over the summer (before they enter their freshman year).

CSUCI students, regardless of their major, are REQUIRED to participate in Early Start English if they have NOT met ANY of the below indicators:
  • Scored Standard Nearly Met or Not Met on the EAP Smarter Balanced Assessment Exam for English: OR
  • Scored above a 500 on the EBRW section of the New SAT (taken March 2016 and after); OR 
  • Scored above a 450 on the Reading section of the Old SAT (taken prior to March 2016); OR
  • Scored above an 18 on the English portion of the ACT

 

CSUCI students, regardless of their major, are RECOMMENDED (but not required) to participate in Early Start English if ANY of the below indicators apply:
  • 10th – 11th grade GPA is greater than or equal to 3.0 AND
    Have 4 or more years of high school English
  • Scored 510-540 on the English section of the New SAT (taken March 2016 and after) AND
    Have 4 or more years of high school English
  • Scored 460-490 on the English section of the Old SAT (taken prior to March 2016) AND
    Have 4 or more years of high school English
  • Scored 19-21 on the English portion of the ACT AND
    Have 4 or more years of high school English

What Early Start English should I sign up for?

CategoryTake Early Start at CSUCITake Early Start at another CSU campus
If Early Start is RECOMMENDED (Ready with Support-Placement in GE A2 English Course with Support)ESW 1Refer to www.csusuccess.org/earlystart for course options
If Early Start is REQUIRED (Ready with Support- Early Start Required)ESW 1Refer to www.csusuccess.org/earlystart for course options