Students are referred to PASS based on their English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) test scores.
Effective Summer 2012, incoming freshmen who have not demonstrated proficiency in English and/or mathematics will be required to participate in an Early Start Program.
If you can bring up your proficiency in writing or math before the start of the fall semester, you are far more likely to be successful in all of your courses and you will have more options when planning your fall class schedule.
Courses are graded on a credit/no credit basis. You must enroll in these courses until you receive credit. You are required to successfully complete developmental courses within one year. If you do not complete the requirement by the end of your second semester, you will not be allowed to enroll in courses at CSULB.
If you do not complete your developmental coursework your first year, you may complete it at a community college and return to CSULB if you maintain your status as a continuing student. You may retain your status as a continuing student by filing an Educational Leave form with the PASS office. During your leave you must complete all required developmental English and/or math courses at a community college, so you will be eligible to continue at CSULB in the future.
In order to continue enrollment at CSULB, you must provide the PASS office with an official transcript showing you have passed the required courses. This is due no later than the week before the next semester begins.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.