The Eligibility Index Table shows the combination of test scores and grade point averages
required to meet minimum eligibility requirements. The CSU does not use the SAT Writing
section or the ACT Writing score to calculate the CSU Eligibility Index.
You can calculate your eligibility index by multiplying your grade point average by 800 and adding your combined score on the SAT, using the combined scores earned on the critical reading and math sections. The CSU does not use the SAT Writing score for admission purposes. You may use the best score earned in individual test dates. Or, if you took the ACT, multiply your grade point average by 200 and add ten times the ACT composite score. ACT Writing score is not considered in the composite score.
If you apply for admission before you graduate from high school, you should compute your GPA using grades earned in a-g courses completed after the 9th grade. Do not include grades you expect to earn in courses during the remainder of 12th grade.
Fall 2017 freshman applicants are required to provide SAT or ACT test scores.