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Eligibility Index

The eligibility index is the combination of the high school grade-point average and scores on either the ACT or the SAT. Grade-point averages (GPA) are based on grades earned in courses taken during the final three years of high school. Included in calculation of GPA are grades earned in all college preparatory "a-g" subject requirements with bonus points for approved honors courses (excluding physical education and military science).

Up to eight semesters of honors courses taken in the last two years of high school, including up to two approved courses taken in the tenth grade, can be accepted. Each unit of "A" in an honors course will receive a total of 5 points; with 4 points for a "B;" and 3 points for a "C."

Students who took the SAT before March 2016:
A CSU Eligibility Index (EI) can be calculated by multiplying a grade-point average by 800 and adding the total of the mathematics and critical reading scores of the SAT.

Students who took the SAT in or after March 2016:
A CSU Eligibility Index (EI) can be calculated by multiplying a grade-point average by 800 and adding the total of the mathematics and  Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) scores of the SAT.

Students who took the ACT, multiply the grade-point average by 200 and add ten times the ACT composite score. Persons who are California high school graduates (or residents of California for tuition purposes) need a minimum index of 2900 using the SAT I or 694 using the ACT to be considered for admission.

For admission to terms during the 2017-2018 college year, the university has no plans to include the writing scores from either of the admissions tests in the computation of the CSU Eligibility Index. Note: The minimum Eligibility Index requirement for admission to the Fall 2018 term will increase to 3570 using the SAT.

Persons who neither graduated from a California high school nor are residents of California for tuition purposes, need a minimum index of 3502 (SAT) or 842 ACT. Note: The minimum Eligibility Index requirement for admission to the Fall 2018 term will increase to 3570 using the SAT.

California State University, Long Beach requires all applicants for freshman admission to submit test scores from the SAT I or ACT, regardless of their high school grade-point average. No freshman applicants will be admitted who have not submitted the required test scores.

Graduates of secondary schools in foreign countries must be judged to have academic preparation and abilities equivalent to applicants eligible under this section.

SAT ELIGIBILITY INDEX TABLE FOR CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA

(A GPA of 3.00 and above qualifies for any score in SAT)

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

2.99

560

2.66

830

2.33

1090

2.98

570

2.65

830

2.32

1100

2.97

580

2.64

840

2.31

1110

2.96

590

2.63

850

2.30

1110

2.95

590

2.62

860

2.29

1120

2.94

600

2.61

860

2.28

1130

2.93

610

2.60

870

2.27

1140

2.92

620

2.59

880

2.26

1150

2.91

630

2.58

880

2.25

1150

2.90

630

2.57

900

2.24

1160

2.89

640

2.56

910

2.23

1170

2.88

650

2.55

910

2.22

1180

2.87

660

2.54

920

2.21

1190

2.86

670

2.53

930

2.20

1190

2.85

670

2.52

940

2.19

1200

2.84

680

2.51

950

2.18

1210

2.83

690

2.50

950

2.17

1220

2.82

700

2.49

960

2.16

1230

2.81

710

2.48

970

2.15

1230

2.80

710

2.47

980

2.14

1240

2.79

720

2.46

990

2.13

1250

2.78

730

2.45

990

2.12

1260

2.77

740

2.44

1000

2.11

1270

2.76

750

2.43

1010

2.10

1270

2.75

760

2.42

1020

2.09

1280

2.74

770

2.41

1030

2.08

1290

2.73

780

2.40

1030

2.07

1300

2.72

780

2.39

1040

2.06

1310

2.71

790

2.38

1050

2.05

1310

2.70

790

2.37

1060

2.04

1320

2.69

800

2.36

1070

2.03

1330

2.68

810

2.35

1070

2.02

1340

2.67

820

2.34

1080

2,01

1350

2,00

1350

 

 

 

 

GPA below 2.0 does not qualify for admission

*For admissions purposes, the CSU uses only the new SAT scores for mathematics and evidence-based on reading and writing.

 

SAT ELIGIBILITY INDEX TABLE FOR NON-RESIDENTS OR NON-GRADUATES OF CALIFORNIA

(A GPA of 3.61 and above qualifies for any score in SAT)

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

3.60

690

3.21

1010

2.82

1320

3.59

700

3.20

1020

2.81

1330

3.58

710

3.19

1020

2.80

1330

3.57

720

3.18

1030

2.79

1340

3.56

730

3.17

1040

2.78

1350

3.55

730

3.16

1050

2.77

1360

3.54

740

3.15

1050

2.76

1370

3.53

750

3.14

1060

2.75

1370

3.52

760

3.13

1070

2.74

1380

3.51

770

3.12

1080

2.73

1390

3.50

780

3.11

1090

2.72

1400

3.49

780

3.10

1090

2.71

1410

3.48

790

3.09

1100

2.70

1410

3.47

800

3.08

1110

2.69

1420

3.46

810

3.07

1120

2.68

1430

3.45

810

3.06

1130

2.67

1440

3.44

820

3.05

1130

2.66

1450

3.43

830

3.04

1140

2.65

1450

3.42

840

3.03

1150

2.64

1460

3.41

850

3.02

1160

2.63

1470

3.40

860

3.01

1170

2.62

1480

3.39

860

3.00

1170

2.61

1490

3.38

870

2.99

1180

2.60

1490

3.37

880

2.98

1190

2.59

1500

3.36

890

2.97

1200

2.58

1510

3.35

900

2.96

1210

2.57

1520

3.34

900

2.95

1210

2.56

1530

3.33

910

2.94

1220

2.55

1530

3.32

920

2.93

1230

2.54

1540

3.31

930

2.92

1240

2.53

1550

3.30

930

2.91

1250

2.52

1550

3.29

940

2.90

1250

2.51

1570

3.28

950

2.89

1260

2.50

1570

3.27

960

2.88

1270

2.49

1580

3.26

970

2.87

1280

2.48

1590

3.25

970

2.86

1290

2.47

1600

3.24

980

2.85

1290

 

 

3.23

990

2.84

1300

 

 

3.22

1000

2.83

1310

 

 

GPA below 2.47 does not qualify for admission

*For admissions purposes, the CSU uses only the new SAT scores for mathematics and evidence-based on reading and writing.

 

ACT ELIGIBILITY INDEX TABLE FOR CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA

(A GPA of 3.00 and above qualifies for any score in ACT)

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

2.99

10

2.66

17

2.33

23

2.98

10

2.65

17

2.32

23

2.97

10

2.64

17

2.31

24

2.96

11

2.63

17

2.30

24

2.95

11

2.62

17

2.29

24

2.94

11

2.61

18

2.28

24

2.93

11

2.60

18

2.27

24

2.92

11

2.59

18

2.26

25

2.91

12

2.58

18

2.25

25

2.90

12

2.57

18

2.24

25

2.89

12

2.56

19

2.23

25

2.88

12

2.55

19

2.22

25

2.87

12

2.54

19

2.21

26

2.86

13

2.53

19

2.20

26

2.85

13

2.52

19

2.19

26

2.84

13

2.51

20

2.18

26

2.83

13

2.50

20

2.17

26

2.82

13

2.49

20

2.16

27

2.81

14

2.48

20

2.15

27

2.80

14

2.47

20

2.14

27

2.79

14

2.46

21

2.13

27

2.78

14

2.45

21

2.12

27

2.77

14

2.44

21

2.11

28

2.76

15

2.43

21

2.10

28

2.75

15

2.42

21

2.09

28

2.74

15

2.41

22

2.08

28

2.73

15

2.40

22

2.07

28

2.72

15

2.39

22

2.06

29

2.71

16

2.38

22

2.05

29

2.70

16

2.37

22

2.04

29

2.69

16

2.36

23

2.03

29

2.68

16

2.35

23

2.02

29

2.67

16

2.34

23

2,01

30

2,00

30

 

 

 

 

GPA below 2.0 does not qualify for admission

 

ACT ELIGIBILITY INDEX TABLE FOR NON-RESIDENTS OR NON-GRADUATES OF CALIFORNIA

(A GPA of 3.61 and above qualifies for any score in ACT)

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

GPA

New SAT Score

3.60

13

3.21

20

2.82

28

3.59

13

3.20

21

2.81

28

3.58

13

3.19

21

2.80

29

3.57

13

3.18

21

2.79

29

3.56

13

3.17

21

2.78

29

3.55

14

3.16

21

2.77

29

3.54

14

3.15

22

2.76

29

3.53

14

3.14

22

2.75

30

3.52

14

3.13

22

2.74

30

3.51

14

3.12

22

2.73

30

3.50

15

3.11

22

2.72

30

3.49

15

3.10

23

2.71

30

3.48

15

3.09

23

2.70

31

3.47

15

3.08

23

2.69

31

3.46

15

3.07

23

2.68

31

3.45

16

3.06

23

2.67

31

3.44

16

3.05

24

2.66

31

3.43

16

3.04

24

2.65

32

3.42

16

3.03

24

2.64

32

3.41

16

3.02

24

2.63

32

3.40

17

3.01

24

2.62

32

3.39

17

3.00

25

2.61

32

3.38

17

2.99

25

2.60

33

3.37

17

2.98

25

2.59

33

3.36

17

2.97

25

2.58

33

3.35

18

2.96

25

2.57

33

3.34

18

2.95

26

2.56

33

3.33

18

2.94

26

2.55

34

3.32

18

2.93

26

2.54

24

3.31

18

2.92

26

2.53

34

3.30

19

2.91

26

2.52

34

3.29

19

2.90

27

2.51

34

3.28

19

2.89

27

2.50

35

3.27

19

2.88

27

2.49

35

3.26

19

2.87

27

2.48

35

3.25

20

2.86

27

2.47

35

3.24

20

2.85

28

2.46

35

3.23

20

2.84

28

2.45

36

3.22

20

2.83

28

 

 

GPA below 2.45 does not qualify for admission

 

 

 


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