Early Assessment Program

Welcome High School Students, Families, Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators!


The goal of the EAP program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college-level study.


The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is a collaborative effort among the State Board of Education (SBE), the California Department of Education (CDE), the California State University (CSU), and the California Community College (CCC). The program was established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year.


EAP provides annual classroom presentations for high school juniors and seniors within the HSU Service Area on college readiness and promotion of Early Assessment Program participation. Humboldt State University's EAP service area includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Northern Mendocino, Lake and Trinity Counties.


Please view and visit the following pages for the most up to date EAP information

Updated CSU Placement Standards (August 2017)


Updated Information on Early Assessment Program (August 2017)


Updated Senior Brochure (August 2017)


Twelfth Grade Expository Reading and Writing Course – CSU ERWC

The Senior English Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) is designed as a full school year course and is listed “A-G” approved with UC Doorways for ease of course adoption and implementation. The CSU Expository Reading and Writing Task Force, comprised of members from the CSU, CCC, and K-12 English faculty and curriculum specialists, developed the series of assignments based on non-fiction texts for use in 7th-12th grades. The ERWC teaching modules are designed to prepare students for college-level English and the course is aligned with California Common Core English-Language Arts Content Standards.

CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course - Teacher Certification and Professional Learning

Humboldt State University, in partnership with Regional County Offices of Education and California Community College campuses, across the North Coast will be sponsoring workshops for teachers who would like to incoporate the modules from the 7th-12th grade Expository Reading and Writing Course. For a schedule of trainings, interested teachers should visit https://writing.csusuccess.org/.

News Articles:
Placement and Academic Changes in the California State University System

Cal State to End Placement Exams
Inside Higher Ed (June 13,2017)


Are you a Cal State student? Here are some math requirement changes that might help you graduate sooner
Los Angeles Times (August 24, 2017)



Jana Ashbrook, Early Assessment Program Coordinator for Humboldt State serves Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Lake, and Northern Mendocino county high schools with information about the Early Assessment Program and College Readiness.  Students, parents, counselors, teachers, and administrators are welcome to contact jana@humboldt.edu or (707) 362-2790 with any requests for information, questions, or to request an Early Assessment & College Readiness presentation.