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Entry Level Mathematics Exam


All CSU students who are not exempt are required to take the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. Exemptions are explained on page 407 of the CSUN Catalog. Students who did not pass the ELM should contact the Developmental Math Office for information about what remedial math course to take.


Mathematics Placement Tests (MPT)


CSUN uses a test called the MDPT to determine eligibility for enrollment in Math 103, 104, 105, 150A, and 255A, and must be taken within the year preceding enrollment in these courses. This test, also referred to as the Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) does not replace the ELM requirement, but is used in addition to the ELM to determine eligibility for enrollment. Students planning on taking the exam are encouraged to go to the MDPT WEBSITE for a list of topics and sample questions.


Math 103


Starting with the Fall semester 2007 the MPT (see previous paragraph) is mandatory for all students who want to enroll in Math 103. For more information about the exam,see: MDPT, and the CSUN Testing Center.


Dates for Exams


ELM: May 05 and June 16, 2007


MPT: April 14, May 12, June 09, July 06, August 17, 2007


For more information visit the CSUN Testing Center.



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