Students entering Cal Poly from high school are college ready based on any of the following pre-college examination scores:
|CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP)||Ready|
|SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) section||550 or above|
|ACT English Test||22|
|AP Language and Composition||3, 4, or 5|
|AP Composition and Literature||3, 4, or 5|
As well, students with an EAP "Conditionally Ready" status may obtain full ready status through one of the following:
- completion of a grade of “C” or better in an approved yearlong senior level English course, which will be determined after the final high school transcript has been received and processed
- completion of a grade of C or better in a transferable, college-level composition course equivalent to English 134 or 133, which will be determined after the college transcript is received and processed by the Evaluations Office.
Any first-time, first-year student deemed not ready for college-level English coursework based on pre-college examination scores and high school coursework will be required to enroll in the CSU Early Start English program and will be required to complete the English Department's first-year composition stretch program, which consists of two quarters of composition coursework.