Students entering Cal Poly from high school earn an EPT exemption based on any of the following pre-college examination scores:
|CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP)||Ready|
|SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing||October 2016 or later||550 or above|
|SAT Critical Reading section||March 2005 or later||500 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 be exempt from the EPT if they clear their status through one of the following:
- completion of a grade of “C” or better in an approved yearlong 12th grade 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.
Cal Poly does not accept the IB test as a substitute for the EPT, nor does it qualify for English 134 or 133 credit; students may earn credit for elective courses depending on their IB scores.