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San Diego State University

Compact for Success

The Early Assessment Program

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) helps students measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and helps them improve skills during their senior year. View the EAP flier (PDF; download Adobe Acrobat Reader, if needed.)


High school 9th-11th graders:

High school seniors:

  • Check your EAP status online before applying to a CSU. It's easy. Login username and pasword are the same as for CSU Mentor.
  • If you are applying to SDSU and didn't release yor scores, you should submit a copy of your STAR report to Admissions by November.
  • If you have an EAP Conditional Status and choose to validate status, you can do this by taking a 1-year approved math course of intermediate algebra or above. You must earn a letter grade of C or better in both semesters.
  • Take the February or March ELM and/or EPT if you haven't already satisfied them through other means.
  • SDSU highly recommends that Conditional Exempt students take the ELM, even if they are enrolled in a 1-year approved math course, to avoid having a "hold" placed on their registration.