EEP Open House

The next EEP Open House will be held March 9th, 2019

An RSVP is requested and encouraged


The Early Entrance Program hosts an Open House twice a year. The Open House provides an opportunity for prospective students and their parents/guardians to learn more about EEP and to explore the Cal State LA campus as well as the EEP Student Center. On the same days as the EEP Open House events, an instance of the SAT examination is offered on the Cal State LA campus.

Exam Registration:

Students planning to take the SAT exam at Cal State LA on March 9 must register for the SAT exam on the College Board website:

If under 13 please contact the SAT at 866-756-7346 or contact your local high school for a paper registration booklet.

Because our office does not have direct access to who is registering with the College Board, please complete the RSVP form to attend the EEP Open House:


The registration deadline for the March 9, 2019 SAT is February 8, 2019. The late registration deadline (with $29 fee) is February 19, 2019 (mailed), or February 27, 2019 (online or phone).

Outreach Letters:

Each of these letters provides better insight into the exam.

Outreach letter for Students and Parents 

Outreach letter for GATE, Counselors, and Principals

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the purpose of offering an SAT exam at Cal State LA?

The Early Entrance Program (EEP) aims to admit young scholars interested in acceleration. EEP utilizes the SAT and ACT exams as one of the measures for college readiness. The SAT is a multiple-choice examination and covers verbal and mathematical skills; each component, verbal and mathematical, is worth a possible 800 points.

An EEP Open House is offered twice a year at Cal State LA, and the dates are chosen to coincide with an offering of the SAT examination, usually the first Saturday in December and the second Saturday in March.

Who may participate?

Students between the ages of 11-15 who are identified by their schools as highly gifted, who score in the top 10% of their class on standardized exams, and/or who possess college-level verbal or mathematical skills are encouraged to test.

We ask GATE coordinators, teachers and administrators of many intermediate schools in Los Angeles County and beyond to select those students who they believe would be especially qualified to complete an SAT exam. Parents and students may also self-select, based on their test scores or skills, and sign themselves up for the test.

Why participate in the exam?

There are a number of good reasons to participate in the testing.

  • Many bright students "top out" on regular achievement tests. You probably know that your student is exceptionally able, but you may not have a clear idea of how he/she stands in relation to other very bright students. You also may not know the areas in which your student is strongest or weakest. The SAT provides a better idea of your achievement level in a variety of specific areas. In a sense, the normal tests administered to public school students are not challenging and your student likely scores in the 90 percentile or above each time the test(s) are taken. It is as if they are measuring a 10’ tall student with a 6’ tall ruler. The information gleaned from the SAT exam should help you evaluate your student’s abilities more realistically and assist educators in planning an optimal program for them.

  • The experience of taking a difficult exam like the SAT provides valuable experience for students who will probably be college bound and who will be taking many similar tests in the years to come.

  • Each year, over 30% of the students who participate in the SAT exams on the Cal State LA campus qualify for programs available at Cal State LA. The Early Entrance Program is a small full-time program at Cal State LA, which provides some students the opportunity to skip most or all of high school and attend college early at ages 11-15, full-time.

What happens after the test?

Your test results, along with instructions for interpreting them, are sent to you a few weeks after the test date via email. Those participating students who qualify for the program must notify the EEP office in order to move forward with the EEP application process. 

How do you register for the test?

Complete SAT registration on the College Board website. Be sure to select CSU Los Angeles as your test site location. Also complete an Interest Form to indicate to the EEP that you may apply to the program.

It is important that College Board receives your applications by the deadline date, as space is limited. Testing seats are reserved on a first come first served basis.

Please be assured that participation in the SAT exam is entirely voluntary. Students have been invited to participate because it is expected that they will do better than most people their age and that the test results will be of value to them. You should feel very proud of your high achievement whether or not you choose to take part in the testing. Keep up the good work and don't hesitate to call if you have questions we haven't answered.

We look forward to assisting you. Contact us at (323) 343-2287 or by e-mail to


March 9 Open House Details:


Please park in Structure C, top level. 

Meeting Location:

Building: Annenberg Science Complex B (ASCB) Room 132 

Campus Map:

For Cal State LA campus locations please see the Campus Map.

Event Description:

While students who have signed up for the SAT examination on the Cal State LA campus are taking the exam, their parents are welcome to attend the EEP Open House. Additionally, any other interested students and their families are also welcome to attend. The session generally runs from 9:00am-12:00pm and will include a presentation on giftedness and acceleration as an option for some students, and will also provide information about the Honors College at Cal State LA and the Early Entrance Program. Discover how, for the right children, EEP provides the academic acceleration they crave in an environment of intellectual peers. Meet current EEP students and their parents to learn why they chose this unusual educational path, and why it has worked for them. The Open House includes a question-and-answer opportunity and a tour of the EEP spaces. 

 All parents, siblings, and interested family are invited to join us at the King Hall Lecture Hall on the first floor.