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Eligibility Index

Your Eligibility Index is calculated using your grade point average (GPA) and your ACT or SAT score. The score will help tell you if you’re eligible for admission to the CSU.

*Are you a California resident?
Please enter your residency.
Have you taken the SAT prior to March 2016?
*What is your current grade point average (GPA)?
Please enter your gpa.
Don’t know your current GPA? Find out using the GPA Calculator.


Your high school grade point average (GPA) is calculated on all "a-g" courses completed after ninth grade.

Here’s a simple way to calculate your high school GPA:

  • Using the chart below, enter the count of each grade you earned in “a-g” courses completed after ninth grade. For example, if you earned four As so far in “a-g” courses taken after ninth grade, enter “4” in the box next to the “A.” Continue entering all grades earned in “a-g” coursework. Ignore a plus or minus in a grade; a B- should be entered as a B, for example.
  • If you’ve taken any approved honors, Advanced Placement (AP), college, or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in the 10th, 11th or 12th grades, enter the number of honors course grades you have earned that are C or better. The maximum number of honors courses you can use is eight semesters. No more than two approved honors-level courses taken in the 10th grade may be given extra points. Do not enter any count for honors courses with a grade of D or below. Enter one for each semester of approved honors work up to a maximum count of eight.
  • College courses used to meet CSU “a-g” requirements can also result in honors points. But no more than eight honors points may be awarded. A semester grade in a college course should be counted twice. For example, if you earned a B in a biology course at a community college, you would count this B grade twice in your GPA calculation.
  • After you enter all your course counts, click the Calculate button to get your GPA. Once you know your high school GPA, you can calculate your Eligibility Index.
Grade Count Points
A

B

C

D

F

Honors

Totals

Calculated GPA

View the Eligibility Index Table to see all test score and grade point average combinations that meet eligibility requirements.
Please be aware that nonresidents of California and those who didn’t graduate from a California high school must have a higher Eligibility Index score to meet the threshold for admission.