Early Assessment Program (EAP)

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) lets you know if you are ready for college-level work in English and mathematics at the end of your junior year of high school.  The early signal gives you the opportunity to improve your skills during your senior year or the summer before attending a CSU or community college.

Where can I find out more about the EAP?

In the video below 5 high school students talk about the benefits of the Early Assessment Program. Scroll down to play the video, or go to the transcript, or skip the video.

Watch the video below for an overview of the EAP and its importance in helping you prepare for college.  Further information about the Math EAP and English EAP are also available.

EAP Video on Youtube CAASP

How do I determine my EAP Status?

In spring of your junior year, you participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and progress (CAASPP) assessments in English language arts//literacy and mathematics.  The CSU will use the CAASPP results to determine your EAP status.  

  • Your school will provide you with your CAASPP results that include your EAP status in mid to late August.
  • Your EAP status for English and mathematics is located on the right side of your CAASPP Student Score Report. Additional information on the Early Assessment Program (EAP) is located on the back side of this report.
  • Make sure you review your results and keep your CAASPP Student Score Report for your records in a safe place. You may need to provide your results to CSU admissions or participating CCC’s upon request. 
  • The CSU and CCC will automatically receive your CAASPP results if you authorized the release of your results
IMPORTANT: In order for the CSU or CCC to automatically receive your CAASPP results, students must authorize the release of their results by marking the release button at the end of the CAASPP assessment for English language arts /literacy and math (the authorization must be done for each one separately. Students that mark the “Do No Not Release” option at the time of the assessments,  will be required to submit their results to the CSU or participating CCC at a later date.

What do my EAP math and English statuses mean?

Click the links below for details about each EAP status.

What can I do now to get ready for college?

Math

Create a personalized step-by-step guide to prepare for college-level math.

English

Create a personalized step-by-step guide to prepare for college-level English