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 FAX: (323) 343-5051

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University Testing Center 
Division of Academic Affairs  
Library South, Palmer Wing 2098 | Phone: (323) 343-3160 | FAX: (323) 343-5051  

EPT and ELM

Click here for: ELM/EPT Registration Form


The English Placement Test (EPT) is designed for entering lower-division students to:

The EPT is $18.00, nonrefundable, and can be taken only once.

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The Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) is also designed for entering lower-division students to:

The ELM is $18.00, nonrefundable, and can be retaken once every scheduled test date.

Both tests are administered in accordance with the Chancellorís Office system-wide schedule of examinations (See Master Calendar Test dates).

Call the University Testing Center for registration procedures or visit www.ets.org/csu/.

NOTE: The CSU system requires all non-exempt EPT and ELM students to take these exams prior to enrollment, and begin remediation, if necessary.

Please see California State University Executive Order 665

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MATH

Math placement exams are:

The following chart outlines the different ELM scores and corresponding math courses:

ELM Score ELM Course Placement
29 or Less Math 89
30-41 Math 90
42-49 Math 91
50-54 Math 100, 110**, Math/Econ 109, Math 102*
55+ Math 100, 110**, Math/Econ 109, Math 102*

* Students who score between 50-54 and wish to take Math 102 must enroll in a one-unit adjunct course.

** Math 110 does not fulfill the GE math requirement.

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ENGLISH

English course placement is determined by EPT test scores. The following chart outlines the different EPT scores and corresponding English courses:

EPT Score EPT Course Placement
0-136 English 095
137-145 English 096
146-150 English 101S and English 100 as a co-requisite
151+ English 101

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For more information on the EPT and ELM, please visit the English and Mathematics Competencies page on the CSU site. It includes a link to the ELM Problem Book in PDF format.

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