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English Placement Test (EPT) / Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM)

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English Placement Test (EPT)

All entering CSU undergraduates admitted to a CSU campus are required, unless exempt, to take the English Placement Test (EPT).

The EPT is not an admission test. The EPT is a placement test that will enable your CSU campus to find out whether you need remedial courses in reading or writing before undertaking college level work requiring these fundamental skills. This is why you must take the EPT before enrollment in the CSU.

 

Interpretation of Test Scores for Course Placement

Score

Placement/Course Fulfillment

147+

Enroll in ENG 110

OR you may choose “Stretch Composition” (ENG 108/ENG 109)

OR you may choose “Extended Stretch Composition” (ENG 100/ENG 106/ENG 107)

134-146

Enroll in ENG 108 in your first quarter and in ENG 109 in your second quarter. Students stay with the same teacher for two quarters.

120-133

Enroll in ENG 100 in your first quarter, ENG 106 in your second, and ENG 107 in your third. Students stay with the same teacher for all three quarters.

 

For help in deciding what English Composition course best meets your skill level and need, please visit: http://www.csupomona.edu/~efl/ppo.shtm

For additional information on how to interpret EPT scores please visit the English and Foreign Languages website.

Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM)

All entering CSU undergraduates admitted to a CSU campus are required, unless exempt, to take the Entry Level Math Test (ELM).

The ELM is not an admission test. The ELM is a placement test that will enable your CSU campus to find out whether you need remedial courses in mathematics before undertaking college level work requiring these fundamental skills. This is why you must take the ELM before enrollment in the CSU.

 

Interpretation of Test Scores for Course Placement

Enroll in the following course when you receive your test scores:

For students beginning in Summer 2008 or later

ELM Score

Course Placement

0-26

MAT 010

28-40

MAT 011

42-48

MAT 012

50+

MAT 191, MAT 194, and STA 120

 

Test Dates

EPT/ELM Test Dates

Registration Deadline

Student Scores Mailed within week of…

February 8, 2014

January 24, 2014

March 3, 2014

March 15, 2014

February 28, 2014

April 7, 2014

April 5, 2014

March 21, 2014

April 28, 2014

May 3, 2014

April 18, 2014

May 26, 2014

 

For more information regarding EPT/ELM placement tests, please visit: http://www.ets.org/csu/about/