Early Entrance Program - Rules and Policies

Early Entrance Program (EEP) Student Academic Agreement and

Policies, Procedures and Rules

EARLY ENTRANCE PROGRAM
COMPUTER LAB POLICIES & PRACTICES

Students should familiarize themselves with these rules that have been approved by a panel of elected student representatives. In addition, whenever appropriate ALL university rules regarding shared computer lab space also apply to the EEP lab. For more see the university lab rules.  

EEP computers were purchased specifically for academic use. Please respect the student’s use of the computers for academic purposes.

The EEP printer is for academic use only. Do not print anything not academic, do not leave pages strewn about the lab, do not change the printers settings in any way, and be sure to cancel print jobs if for whatever reason they do not complete.

No food and/or drinks are allowed near the EEP computers or printer. You may have food and/or drinks with you at one of the laptop tables with only your property at risk of damage; if someone else’s property is at risk you must remove that risk at their request.

Do not use any NIS account but your own and do not allow others to use your NIS account.

Do not modify these posted rules in any way for any reason. Any modifications made to this posting are invalid and to be ignored.

Do not disrupt anyone who is working. This includes playing sound from your own electronic device, horseplay, and anything you are requested to stop doing by another lab user.

Do not modify anything written on the whiteboard. Anything written on it is EEP/EEPC business or useful information.

Failure to adhere to these rules and/or doing anything disruptive, malicious, or otherwise unacceptable as defined by the lab administrator may result in ejection from the lab and/or a report to Program Director. If you feel an ejection was unjust or undeserved, discuss with Program Director.

EEP Academic Procedures

EEP students will complete all University General Education (GE) requirements commensurate with their entering catalog year and other GE coursework deemed necessary in accordance with the individual student history, background, experience, ability, and need. Such additional and diverse coursework will be completed in order to provide the student with a thorough education. This diversity is critical to the overall development of the teen-scholar especially in terms of exposing them to disciplines they may have missed by skipping a secondary school curriculum.

EEP students must follow the normal Cal State L.A. GE course requirements, all EEP required general education coursework requirements and the appropriate Degree Major requirements (See the University General Catalog for specific Degree Major requirements. See any Schedule of Classes for the General Education Lower Division Courses). In addition, EEP students complete other GE coursework designed to provide them with a balanced and appropriate educational experience, one that may help fill in the knowledge gaps created by the absence of 4 years of secondary school study. Such additional EEP requirements do not normally exceed 20 total units and shall include, but are not limited to, the following BOLDED selections:

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS:

HISTORY

HIST 202 A and B, U.S History. Students may also choose from (3) HIST 110A, B or C, World history course for Block D Social Science credit.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

ENGL 250 Literature (In addition to University required ENGL 101

AND ENGL 102 Composition) and any two (2) classes from Block C (See C-2,C-3, C-4 or C-5)

HUMANITIES:

ENGLISH

MATH 100 OR MATH 102 College Algebra (Most EEP students also take MATH103 Trigonometry. Students interested in science based majors may be required to also complete the Calculus sequence MATH 206-209) and beyond

NATURAL

SCIENCES:

BIOL 155 OR 156 + lab and one (1) mandatory EEP Freshman Natural Science class TBA yearly*. Students will choose one (1) additional Block B Natural Science (See Block B-2 and B-3). Students are also strongly encouraged to complete non-science major science classes in Physics( 156) and Chemistry ( 158 or 155)as well.

SOCIAL SCIENCE

PSY 150 OR SOC 201. Students will choose two (2) additional Block D Social Science courses.

*EEP required classes are dependent on G.E Honors courses available and on EEP Faculty Advisor recommendations.

EEP students will be notified yearly of any and all classes available or otherwise required.

All students must complete at least two (2) DIVERSITY courses designated by a “d” in the G.E Requirement listing.

Regardless of major selection all EEP students will complete all necessary and required coursework as special program admits and, in satisfying any and all State education codes/ mandates related to a complete and thorough educational experience for secondary school-age students, students will satisfy the additional EEP general education course requirements defined above/herein.

Early Entrance Program Freshman Schedule of Curriculum

Fall Winter Spring

ENGL 101 Frosh Composition (A1)

ENGL 102 Composition 2 (A1)

ENGL 250

MATH 102* College Algebra (A4)

HIST 202B U.S. History 2(AI†)

PHYS 156

HIST 202A U.S. History 1(AI†)

MATH 103 Trigonometry

Approved Elective*

Intro to Higher Ed. (IHE) (A5)

Approved Elective*

Approved Elective*

*Math 100 for non-science majors.

*science-based majors take MATH 206 Calculus 1

AI is American Institutions

Students should take GE classes as Honors sections whenever possible. Not all classes will be available in Honors during all quarters. EEP Freshman Schedule of Curriculum subject to change yearly AND mandatory Freshman classes will include GE Honors sections when available.

The EEP Schedule of Curriculum lists only the course titles not the specific times and days the classes meet. This information changes yearly and will be provided to all EEP students formally accepted to the Program. You may check the Fall Schedule of Classes for this information.

Students interested in Science based majors may opt to delay their Natural Science class requirement in Winter and Spring in order to complete their Mathematics requirement should the students petition for a course-load reduction. Course-load reductions are common and designed to allow the student a better opportunity for success in these very challenging University courses. All decisions are made on an individual basis.

(A1, B2, C1 etc.) Indicate the specific University General Education (GE) Block (or requirement) satisfied by that course. Please refer to your University Catalog and/or your Schedule of Classes. Students will/may take more courses/units than the minimum required for traditional University students under any GE category in order to satisfy the California Department of Education code(s) and/or the EEP/University policies regarding a thorough education for college early entrants. EEP students often complete additional GE coursework as they explore their intellectual curiosity.

Introduction to Higher Education or an IHE course may be taken from any of the University Colleges (i.e. BUS 101; ENGR 100 , EDUC 150 etc.) dependent on the student’s Degree Major of interest and must be completed within the first two quarters. The course NSS 101 Honors is offered for EEP Freshman who usually seek science based Degree Majors

All schedule of curriculum requirements are subject to change and modification at the discretion of the EEP Director, Office of Undergraduate Studies and/or EEP Staff.

Additional Information Regarding Academic Regulations & Requirements

Other University required coursework such as Introduction to Higher Education (IHE) (e.g. UNIV101, NSS 101, BUS 101 etc.) will be completed as part of the EEP Freshman Schedule of Curriculum during their first quarter in attendance. Since most EEP students are interested in majors within the College of Natural and Social Science (NSS) the EEP Freshman curriculum includes NSS 101-Honors. Students interested in majors in other Colleges may opt to take a different version of IHE such as ENGR 100. Other University GE Lower Division courses will be completed in accordance with the student’s entering catalog year.

EEP students interested in science, technology and math-based Degree Majors (i.e. Engineering, pre-Med. or Health Science, Computer Science, Physics etc.) will take additional GE coursework designed to prepare them for the traditional introductory level University course requirements. For example, traditional University students are required to take a Biology sequence for their major (BIOL 101-103) but because EEP students rarely have the same High School preparation in Biology and other sciences, they will first complete an EEP Preliminary University science class (for example: BIOL 155 OR 156 etc.) in order to best educate and prepare them for the demanding normal University science sequences. See below

EEP Preliminary Science Courses:

CHEM 158+159, 151, 155 or 160

BEFORE CHEM 101-103

BIOL 155, 156, 165, 151 or 157

BEFORE BIOL 101-103

PHYS 150, 155, 156 or 157

BEFORE PHYS 101-103 OR 211-213

NOTE: Completion of these classes may also satisfy University and/or EEP GE requirements and should be taken as elective classes during the first year of study. Faculty Advisors may choose different preliminary courses dependent on the individual student after assessment(s).

EEP students typically register for 8 units in their Provisional Summer Quarter and 12-16 units per quarter thereafter for at least three (3) years of EEP study thereafter, more or fewer units may be taken. Unless otherwise authorized, EEP students may not enroll in excess of 16 units per quarter. In addition, they are required to receive EEP advisement and authorization for all proposed class schedules for their first 12 quarters in attendance (or three years) whichever comes first and, if needed, thereafter until graduation. After formally declaring a Degree Major EEP students are assigned to, or choose a Faculty Advisor. The Faculty Advisor guides them through the Degree Major requirements.

Upon completion of their third (3) year of study and with the recommendation of the EEP Staff, students will be given a status change to the rank of EEP Elder. This change is designed to allow these students independence and experience in developing the skills necessary for success culminating in their eventual graduation and entrance to graduate/professional schools and/or to the general workforce. These students remain active in Program affairs, including advisement and counsel duties for the younger EEP peers, and through their participation in the EEP Elder Council. The EEP Elder Council membership is made up of EEP 4th and 5th year seniors and is designed to help advise and guide the EEP Club, student government board; Elders may be involved in all aspects of student governance and Program events and activities. The Elder Council is also involved in admission procedures and student orientation activities

Additional Curriculum Data & EEP Academic Rules & Requirements

Freshman EEP students are required to follow a common Freshman Schedule of Curriculum during their first full-time year of study at CSLA. This Schedule was developed in order to: a) ease the transition to university life; b) simulate a traditional secondary school curriculum and c) provide them with the opportunity to share common academic and social experiences with their first-year peers. In order to best accommodate their needs EEP students are enrolled in the GE Honors Program. This Program provides select faculty and specially designed, small classes where EEP students may interact with other University Honors students. Please note the classes listed on herein and all descriptions and notations.

The EEP Freshman Schedule of Curriculum allows for a degree of choice as based on student interest(s), needs, and abilities; EEP Advisement is made on an individual basis. Please refer to the EEP GE Coursework Checklist to record classes and all pertinent EEP Student Agreement, Policies, Procedures and Rules for information regarding curriculum and other requirements.

EEP students receive academic advisement on an individual basis and adjustments to the freshman schedule of curriculum and regulations may be modified and/or waived. All students participating in the EEP must submit their preferred course selections through use of Advisement Slips to EEP staff for approval before their quarterly registration period.

EEP students may opt to complete a number of General Education classes before formally declaring a major and choosing a Faculty Advisor. EEP students are expected to select a major course of study sometime during their 1st three (2) years in attendance or before completing 110 quarter units. Based on the radical nature of their educational acceleration and the varying levels of experience, academic skill/acuity, maturity and age, EEP students may petition for an extension of this policy regarding declaration of Degree Major(s). It is preferred that students carefully choose a major course of study as soon as possible.

EEP Freshmen will participate in Introduction to EEP for new students for a minimum of two (2) hours per week under the direction of EEP staff and with participation from EEP Elder Council members and , EEP Club Tutors and University faculty/staff. Intro to EEP is designed to assist students with assimilation of University pedagogy and the development of their study skills and methods. In addition, this class allows students a feeling of school normalcy; the class is akin to a traditional home room course in high school.

EEP students are expected to participate fully in all Program events and activities. All EEP students are strongly encouraged to be members of the EEP Club, which is a fully recognized and sanctioned University Student Organization administered through the Center for Student Development and advised by the EEP Staff and university faculty. Students who are EEP club members will be responsible for timely remittance of EEP Club dues, TBA yearly. EEP Club Officers, Chairs, Committees and Members are active in the following general areas: social events and activities, recreation and equipment procurement, student related judiciary activities and student discipline, policy development and implementation, lounge maintenance and the establishment and operation of the Tutoring and Mentoring Programs.

EEP students should be members of the General Education Honors Program (GEHP). Membership in the GE Honors program is dependent on: adequate performance on the ELM and EPT exams; adherence to all rules and policies of the G.E Honors Program and Club and approval by the GEHP Faculty Director.

In order to satisfy compulsory education expectations for students of secondary school age a structured weekly school attendance policy has been established. This policy provides opportunities for: a) appropriate social development; b) establishment of peer relationships; c) creation of a structured, stable and normalized school environment and d) an increased probability of academic success through campus and EEP engagement /involvement. EEP students are therefore required to be on campus no fewer than four (4) days per week, Monday through Thursday for approximately 4 hours per day. Because adolescents are accustomed to standardized daytime schedules involving distinct periods of instruction, it is beneficial to simulate such a "normalized schedule" while in the EEP. Excess "free time" at home during the school day (i.e. weekdays) is not conducive to the student's ability to successfully complete collegiate coursework or develop their social/interpersonal skills. Nor does this excess time allow them to effectively organize their time in constructive activities. To increase their satisfaction, success and participation in scholastic and extracurricular events it is essential to have a consistent campus presence.

Early Entrance students are required to live at home or in a home setting with supportive parents/adult guardians. There are no appropriate resident facilities on campus for young students. EEP students may request on-campus housing after their 17th birthday, with parent, Program and University permission.

The EEP IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. Students are expected to earn their degrees at Cal State University, Los Angeles. Students should not request transcripts for purposes of transfer unless EEP staff and University administrative staff grant prior approval.

Information Regarding Admission Procedures and EEP Regulations

Students applying to the EEP shall take and pass both the ELM (Entry Level Mathematics), EPT (English Placement Test) and any other assessment exams( SAT, ACT etc) earning scores which will qualify them for entry to college level Math and English courses (e.g. ENGL101; MATH 102) required by the University. These exams are normally taken during a student’s Provisional summer quarter.

EEP applicants must receive an acceptable performance rating by Faculty Reviewers on all essay or writing assessments given by EEP staff during their Provisional Summer Quarter. Students accepted to the EEP must complete their English and Math University requirements in their first 45 units of study.

EEP applicants will be expected to complete a reading assignment or assessment during the Provisional summer quarter consisting of at least two (2) great novels or text (s) chosen by University Faculty and/or EEP staff and/or display completion of a history of readings. Students who have previously met the reading requirement will be asked to demonstrate knowledge/familiarity with the subject matter. Applicants may also be required to make detailed analysis of reading (s) in order to display proficiency in comprehension and critical thinking skills.

EEP applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA through their Provisional Quarter with no grade (s) falling below "B-". Students accepted to the EEP are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA through their first three years in attendance as an undergraduate and thereafter when possible and achievable. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for graduation with G.E Honors Program recognition.

Final Program admission decisions are made after recommendation by the EEP Director and Staff and after concurrence of recommendation(s) are made by the Faculty Admission Committee. Students applying may receive one (1) of the following three (3) recommendations: 1. Admission to full-time University study through the EEP; 2. Delay admission to full-time study or, 3. Deny admission to full time study, return to normal school. Decisions to suspend or remove a student from participation will be made by EEP staff with the approval of the EEP Faculty Advisors and the appropriate and necessary other University administrative personnel

Early Entrance Program Student Social and Behavioral Agreement

Policies, Procedures and Rules

In the interest of preserving both courtesy and equality among and between the students of EEP, the EEP staff and all members of the Cal State L.A campus community and to maintain the policies, procedures and rules of the EEP I, an applicant to or current student in the EEP, promise to the best of my ability to follow and adhere to the following conduct guidelines:

In recognition of my commitment to and participation in the EEP I shall :
  • Respect other individuals and treat them as I would like to be treated
  • Adhere to all University regulations and discipline codes as specified in the current California State University, Los Angeles, General Catalog and Student Handbook. Ensure that all persons (relatives, friends, etc.) associated with me on campus also follow all EEP and university rules, regulations, codes, procedures, and administrative policy manuals including those rules outlined in this document.
  • At all times demonstrate maturity by attending to proper discipline, safety, and behavior and to at all times maintain a level of decorum, both in and out of class, on and off university property, appropriate to university students. Not act in any way which is likely to disturb other students, faculty, staff, administration or other members of the university community.
  • Accept full responsibility for work and actions I perform while not taking credit for work or actions done by others. To the best of my ability ensure that the products of my work are used in a socially responsible way . Not misuse or exploit any authority, power or responsibility entrusted to me. Cooperate with others in achieving understanding and in identifying and solving problems whenever possible .
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at last 3.0 through the first three years of attendance. Follow all written or verbal instructions regarding Probationary Status in cases wherein cumulative or quarter GPA falls below 3.0. and/or when behavioral problems exist.
  • Not use knowledge of a confidential or personal nature in any unauthorized or demeaning manner. Not use such information to achieve knowledge, personal gain or to benefit or amuse myself or others.
  • Attend and participate fully in all scheduled EEP meetings and make every effort to participate in EEP events and activities. Participate fully in all activities/duties assigned to me with regard to maintaining an orderly, neat and clean environment. Maintain and keep my cubby, all common rooms and other personal space provided to me in an orderly and clean manner while respecting the privacy and security of other individuals' cubbies or personal space.
  • When using kitchen facilities, clean/wash and return to the proper place any dish-ware/silverware/or any other item(s) used in preparing or eating a meal. In a timely manner, dispose of any unwanted, spoiled or damaged items, including food belonging to me . When using all other areas of the EEP Lounge return to cubby area all personal property and other items brought by me to campus. At all times will be responsible for my belongings and will ensure all property is kept in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Not store long-term any information, material, data etc. on any hard disk drive in any EEP computer without prior program approval. Not erase, delete or copy any information, material or data belonging to another individual without their prior permission. Follow all rules established for the use of the EEP Computer Lab or other technological or mechanical tools, instruments or appliances.
  • Not reveal, inform or transmit any information regarding the combinations for any EEP door or lock to any student or individual outside the EEP while ensuring that EEP areas are secured and locked whenever I leave the EEP Lounge. Not use any equipment, including telephones and computers, located in the directors or staff office(s) without the prior permission of an EEP staff member.
  • To adhere to all future and reasonable rules, regulations and policies in concordance with existing EEP and University policies which may be established after my admission to the EEP