Frequently Asked Questions

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What plan should I follow to complete developmental compliance requirements over the summer?

If compliance requirements are not fulfilled, your best option is taking a developmental course at a neighboring community college. Summer registration at CSUF will not be available to you because the two-term limit to complete compliance requirements was exceeded.

When should I begin looking for summer courses at a community college?

If there is any doubt that you will not pass the developmental course here at CSUF, register and enroll at a local community college as soon as possible. You should begin the community college summer registration process in early May.

May I take developmental English at a community college to fulfill CSUF compliance requirements?

CSUF will accept articulated developmental English courses from community colleges. Before you decide to take a developmental writing course at a community college, you should confirm whether or not the course is articulated as an English 99 equivalent course with the Intensive Learning Experience in UH-143.

May I take developmental mathematics at a community college to fulfill CSUF compliance requirements?

CSUF will accept articulated intermediate algebra mathematics courses from community colleges. Before you decide to take an intermediate algebra course at a community college, you should confirm whether or not the course is articulated as an intermediate algebra with the Intensive Learning Experience in UH-143.

What about courses equivalent to math 30A and math 30B?

Currently, there are two community colleges in the immediate southern California area that offer courses equivalent to Math 30A and Math 30B. Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) and Cerritos College offer a two-part intermediate algebra course.

  • Mt. SAC offers Math 71A and Math 71B
  • Cerritos offers Math 80A and Math 80B

Each A and B component is equivalent to our Math 30A and Math 30B respectively.

How do I register and enroll at the community college?

Access the website of the community college you plan on attending or use cccapply.org, the California Community Colleges website. Follow all the registration instructions and be aware of timelines and deadlines for registration and placement tests.

What if I do not pass my class(es) over the summer?

You will have a chance to complete developmental requirements during the fall by utilizing the "stop-out" policy. This policy can be used for one semester only and you are required to complete developmental requirements during the "stop-out" semester. This means you can be absent for one semester and return to CSUF for the following semester and still be eligible to enroll in classes provided you complete the developmental requirements. However, if you are absent for two or more semesters, you will have to reapply to CSUF.

If you complete the developmental class(es) in the fall, you will be required to provide an official transcripts in order to register for spring classes.

After I have completed the developmental course(s) at a community college, where do I go with transcripts?

You will need to show your grade card and transcripts to the Intensive Learning Experience program coordinator and the Admissions and Records office.

The Intensive Learning Experience program is located in University Hall 143. Admissions and Records is located in Langsdorf Hall 114. 

May I take developmental mathematics at a community college to fulfill CSUF compliance requirements?

CSUF will accept articulated intermediate algebra mathematics courses from community colleges. Before you decide to take an intermediate algebra course at a community college, you should confirm whether or not the course is articulated as an intermediate algebra with the Intensive Learning Experience in UH 143.