SOS - Summer Only Students
Summer Open University College Entrance Program (SOUCEP)
The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
- The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
- The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
Qualified SEAA participants may be referred to the Office of Extended Education in order to take select classes part-time through the universities Self-Support summer offerings. For a full listing of classes:
The SOUCEP program for highly gifted students in grades 9-12* was implemented in the summer of 2010 with the elimination in 2009 of the similar ACE/PACE programs due to budgetary cuts to the CSU. SOUCEP participants maybe allowed to take university classes during the summer through the Open University Program. The SOUCEP is managed by the Early Entrance Program/ Office of Undergraduate Studies. For more on Open University see: /exed/sub/openuniv/openuniv.htm
*Students transitioning from 8th grade to high school may be eligible
May pursue admission in the highly selective full-time Early Entrance Program
SOS Eligibility Criteria
1) Students must graduate from 8th grade by June;
2) Students must have a 3.0 in all secondary school coursework and be in good academic standing at the school they are currently attending;
3) Students must have written permission from a parent or guardian; and
4) Students must have a recommendation from a principal or counselor from the school they are currently attending.
5) SOS applicants must complete a brief maturity assessment group meeting with EEP staff on the CSLA campus. Students suitable for summer only classes will be recommended by the EEP to the Office of Extended Education. SOS participants should be responsive to direction, verbally appropriate, poised, motivated, mature and professional in their appearance and demeanor in order to succeed in university classes on a university campus. SOS students should be advanced intellectually and behaviorally.
Qualified SEAA participants must contact the EEP and complete either an EEP interview OR a Maturity Assessment meeting (SOS only) by the May deadline. Students may be referred to the Office of Extended Education to take advantage of the Open University summer classes option as an SOS participant. Potential EEP applicants may be invited to complete a Provisional EEP experience as part of the application process.
For more on the EEP please visit: /academic/eep/aboutEEP.php
For more on the University please visit: /
Early Entrance Program
Cal State L.A.