Systemwide Placement Test Requirements: ELM and EPT

The CSU system requires that each entering undergraduate, except those who qualify for an exemption, take the CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination and the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) prior to enrollment. Undergraduate students who do not demonstrate college-level skills both in English and in mathematics will be placed in appropriate Programs and activities prior to and/or during the first term of their enrollment. Students will be placed in appropriate courses by their academic advisor in either English and/or mathematics and must complete all course work in their first year of enrollment. Failure to complete this course work by the end of the first year may result in denial of enrollment for future terms. Students are to register for the EPT and/or ELM on the ETS website at www.ets.org/csu. For more information about the tests, test dates and online registration, contact the CSUN Testing Center, Bayramian Hall, room 190, (818) 677-2369, www.csun.edu/testing/placement/.

An ELM score of 32 or below will require students to take 2 developmental mathematics courses at CSUN. A score above 34 but below 50 will require students to take 1 developmental mathematics course at CSUN.

An EPT score of 149 or above will require students to enroll in 115.

An EPT score of 140-148 will require students to enroll in Stretch Composition 114A and 114B and corresponding mandatory Supplemental Instruction (SI) labs.

An EPT score of 139 or below will require students to enroll in Stretch Composition 113A and 113B and corresponding mandatory Supplemental Instruction (SI) labs.