I Have been Admitted

Fall 2015 Admitted First-Time Freshmen

Step 1—Fulfill Testing Requirements

All California State University first-time freshmen must fulfill the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) and the English Placement Test (EPT) requirements. Refer to the checklists below to determine whether you will need to take the ELM and/or EPT.

Test Dates

Test Date

Time

Location

Registration Deadline*

January 15 (EPT only)

5:00 pm

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   January 7

January 16 (ELM only)

5:00 pm

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   January 7

February 12 (EPT only)

5:00 pm

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   February 4

February 13 (ELM only)

5:00 pm

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   February 4

March 21

8:00 am
EPT

10:30 am
ELM

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   March 11

April 18

8:00 am
EPT

10:30 am
ELM

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   April 8 

May 2

8:00 am
EPT

10:30 am
ELM

At SDSU I.V. Campus, Room A-3

   April 22

 

 

It is recommended that you register for the EPT/ELM tests as soon as possible. Register and prepay your fees online through the ETS website.

Do I need the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) Exam?

Answering YES to one or more questions fulfills your ELM requirement. If you answer NO to ALL of the following, you must take the ELM.

Did you:

  • Score 550 or higher on the mathematics section of the College Board SAT Reasoning test or SAT Subject Tests level I or II in mathematics?
  • Score 23 or higher on the mathematics section of the ACT?
  • Score 3 or higher on the Calculus AB or Calculus BC examination or on the statistics examination of the College Board Advanced Placement program?
  • Pass, with a grade of C or higher, a transferable college math course that satisfies the General Education mathematics/quantitative reasoning requirement by the end of the spring 2015 term? (Contact Barbara Romero if this applies to you.)
  • Receive a result of “Ready for CSU College-Level Mathematics Courses” on the Early Assessment Program (EAP), augmented mathematics, taken in the 11th grade as part of the California Standards Test?

You are strongly encouraged to take the ELM even if you receive a result “Ready for CSU College-Level Mathematics Courses – Conditional” on the Early Assessment Program (EAP), augmented mathematics, taken in the 11th grade as part of the California Standards Test.

 

Do I need the English Placement Test (EPT) Exam?

Answering YES to one or more questions fulfills your EPT requirement. If you answer NO to ALL of the following, you must take the EPT.

Did you:

  • Score 500 or higher on the critical reading section of the College Board SAT Reasoning test?
  • Receive a score of 680 or above on the College Board SAT Writing section?
  • Score 22 or higher on the English section of the ACT?
  • Score 3 or higher on the Language and Composition or the Composition and Literature examination of the College Board Advanced Placement program?
  • Pass, with a C or higher, a transferable college English composition course that satisfies the General Education composition or critical thinking requirement by the end of the spring 2015 term? (Contact Barbara Romero if this applies to you.)
  • Receive a result “Ready for CSU College-Level English Courses” on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken in the 11th grade as part of the English Language Arts California Standards Test?
  • Receive a score of 4–7 on the Higher Level English A1 International Baccalaureate exam?

Test Score Information
Depending on your scores, you may be required to complete one or more remedial classes by the end of your third term at SDSU (including summer). If you do not complete your remediation by the end of your third term (including summer) at SDSU, you will no longer be allowed to attend SDSU.