The CSU is committed to a new approach to academic preparation in which all students are afforded the opportunity and support needed to complete 30 college-level semester units (or 45 quarter units) before beginning their second academic year. Here you'll find a variety of resources in support of these efforts.
To learn more about the CSU's approach to academic preparation,
watch the March 2017 Board of Trustees presentation or
review the presentation materials.
Recent policy changes related to academic preparation outline new approaches for assessment, placement, the Early Start Program, and developmental education for first-year students.
Learn about opportunities and resources for campus faculty and staff to keep up with the latest thinking about ways to improve academic preparation.
Explore these articles, research, presentations and websites for a clearer picture of the work being done.
The members of the Academic Preparation workgroup consist of faculty, staff, students and outside policy experts.
The Chancellor’s Office will measure the impact of these policies on student success.