Table 3

The California State University
Pre-Admission Grade Point Averages and Exam (SAT/ACT) Results for
First-Time Freshmen

from California Public and Private High Schools
by Institution of Origin
Regular Admits, Fall 2013

Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars (ECALS)
Los Angeles

    Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars (ECALS) California High School Total
Pre-Admission Status Number Average Number Average
High School GPA 6 3.11 57,592 3.35
SAT Verbal Reasoning Score 4 488 53,692 491
SAT Math Score 4 415 53,692 509
Average ACT Composite 5 19 19,829 21

The CSU calculates the high school grade point average (GPA) on all courses taken after the ninth grade excluding physical education and military science. Grades in up to eight semester units of approved honors courses completed in the eleventh and twelfth grades are assigned 5 points for each unit of A, 4 points for each unit of B, 3 points for each unit of C, 2 points for each unit of D, and no points for F.

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Testing Programís enhanced ACT Assessment are the two pre-admission tests used by CSU campuses to assess admission eligibility to a campus of the California State University for students who have not achieved at least a B (3.0) grade point average in high school.

Two subscores of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) are reported here: the SAT-V (verbal reasoning) and the SAT-M (quantitative). The SAT-V and SAT-M scores report the total number and the average score of the first-time freshmen from your school taking the SAT. The maximum possible score on each subtest is 800.

The American College Test (ACT) is composed of four subtests: English, mathematics, reading, and physical sciences. The results are reported in a composite score with a maximum of 36 possible points.

This table details the number of first-time freshmen entering a CSU campus from your school who took the SAT and/or the ACT. Their mean test scores are provided as well. These data are compared with those for all CSU first-time freshmen.