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EXECUTIVE ORDER 665 (EO665)

What is EO 665?

EO 665 stands for Executive Order 665 which is an order issued by the California State University System to ensure that the English and mathematics competency skills of all entering freshmen and transfer students reach college level within the students' first year of enrollment at a California State University campus.

Does EO 665 apply to me?

This requirement applies to all entering students who have an ELM score below 48 or an EPT score below 147, and do not have an exemption from these tests. EO 665 does not apply to students who are placed into preparatory math classes by the local placement exam, the Mathematics Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT).

I took the EAP English exam in high school. How does that relate to EO 665?

  • If you earned an EAP status of exempt in English, you are exempt from the EPT and are eligible to start in college-level English.
  • If you earned the status of not exempt, then you must have taken the EPT exam by May 3, 2014. Your score on this test will determine your placement
  • For further questions, please visit the Test Centers website at:http://www.csupomona.edu/~testcenter/faqs/ept-faq.shtml

I took the EAP Math exam in high school. How does that relate to EO 665?

  • If you earned an EAP status of exempt in Mathematics, you are exempt from the ELM. You are eligible to start in some college-level math classes. You may need to take the MDPT to start in other college-level math classes.
  • If you earned an EAP status of conditionally exempt, and successfully complete a mathematics course or similar experience in your senior year, you are exempt from the ELM. If you did not complete a senior experience, then you must have taken the ELM by May 3, 2014.
  • If you earned the status of not exempt, then you must have taken the ELM by May 3, 2014. Your score on this test will determine your placement.
  • For further questions, please visit the Test Centers website at:http://www.csupomona.edu/~testcenter/faqs/elm-faq.shtml

What if I don’t take a required preparatory class the first quarter I attend Cal Poly Pomona?

All of your classes for that quarter will be canceled and you will no longer be enrolled. To be admitted for a later quarter, you will need to re-apply for admission.

Do I have to take these preparatory classes every quarter?

Yes, you must enroll in preparatory classes each quarter until you complete all of the required classes with a C or better.

How long do I have to complete these classes?

You have four quarters from your first quarter of enrollment. Every quarter counts, whether you are taking classes or not. When you begin in the Summer 2014, you will have an additional quarter to complete the remediation requirements. This is one of the biggest advantages of participating in the Early Start Program.

What happens if I submit my 2012-2013 FAFSA after the May 30th deadline?

If you submit your 2013-2014 FAFSA after the May 30th deadline, we cannot guarantee a summer financial aid award package.

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ORIENTATION SERVICES

Your attendance at Freshmen Orientation is mandatory. In order to avoid missing any summer classes or any part of Orientation, you need to plan carefully on what Orientation program to register for.

  • When possible, choose an orientation data that does not conflict with your summer class session.
  • Early Start students are encouraged to attend the weekend orientation from July 31, 2014 to August 2, 2014. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Orientation registration is done on a first come/first served basis, so please register as soon as possible to ensure you have no conflicts with courses, since sessions are filling up quickly. If you need to change your Orientation date, contact Orientation Services immediately. You will not be charged a fee to change your date.

  

Orientation Office: (909) 869-3604

www.csupomona.edu/~orientation