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The CSU requires all students to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM) prior to enrollment in the CSU unless they are exempt by means of scores earned on other appropriate tests such as the ACT, AP, EAP, and/or SAT. The EPT and the ELM are not admission tests; instead, they determine eligibility to enroll in specific courses. If you are required to take the EPT and/or the ELM but fail to do so, you will not be allowed to enroll at CSUN. If you do not perform well on the test(s), you will be placed in an appropriate developmental program during your first term of enrollment.
Please review the EPT and ELM exemptions carefully to determine whether you may be exempt. If you are not exempt, you must take the tests prior to enrollment to avoid delaying your registration. You may take the tests at the campus where you will enroll or at any CSU campus near you. There are several testing dates for 2012-2013 from which to choose.
Although your English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) test scores are not requested as part of your admissions application to the University, you must satisfy the requirement before enrolling in classes. Unless exempt, you must take the EPT and ELM tests by May 3, 2014 for Fall 2014 enrollment. Because of heavy demand and limited seating, you should sign up for the tests much earlier than the May deadline.
After you have taken the appropriate placement tests, schedule an appointment with your advisor to select the appropriate course(s) to enroll in for your first semester at CSUN.