Who should take the test

The California State University (CSU) requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU. Your scores will determine which Math and English courses you should take to begin your career at CSU. You may be exempt from taking the EPT or ELM based on your scores earned on other appropriate tests such as the CSU's Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests in English and Mathematics, the SAT®, ACT®, or Advanced Placement® (AP). This site will determine if you are exempt as part of the registration process. For more information about the EPT and ELM click on the EPT/ELM Information Bulletin link below.

Students with Disabilities, needing special accommodations or those unable to test on a Saturday due to religious beliefs must contact the CSU Campus where they plan to test at prior to registration. You will need to provide documentation to the campus in order to receive special accommodations or an alternative test date.


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