The ELM and MATH 0930

The ELM and MATH 0930

ELM requirement

As of October 2017, the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam will no longer be offered.

Information for freshmen who started at CSULA in Fall 2017: For students with ELM score below 50, Executive Order 665 requires that MATH 0930 be completed within one calendar year from the date of first enrollment. Students with an ELM score below 50 who do not pass MATH 0930 within one calendar year from the date of first enrollment may be prevented from registering for classes at CSULA until they successfully fulfill this requirement another way; see the section below on "What to do if you don't pass MATH 0930 within your first year." If an additional year elapses before that requirement is fulfilled, the student may be disenrolled from CSULA. A disenrolled student can only return to CSULA once the requirements for transfer students have been satisfied, in particular Block B of the GE program.

What to do if you don't pass MATH 0930 within your first year

If you are no longer able to register for classes because you have not yet passed MATH 0930 within your first year, here are several options:

  • Take the MATH 0930 Exit Exam (http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/math/exitexams.html)

  • Take the equivalent class at a community college.
    Once you have successfully completed the equivalent course at the community college, you need to bring either an unofficial transcript or a note from your instructor to the Smart Start office, so they can lift the hold on your registration. However, you need to bring an official transcript to that office before the beginning of the next (usually fall) semester, otherwise you will be disenrolled. In order to register for the college level mathematics course, you would go to the Mathematics Department located in Simpson Tower 206 with the unofficial transcript showing a passing grade in the course that is equivalent to MATH 0930 to be issued a permit.

     

    Here are the courses that are equivalent to CSULA MATH 0930 at nearby community colleges. If you plan to take the equivalent of MATH 0930 at another community college, then you should see the Undergraduate Adviser in the Mathematics Department with a course description of the intermediate algebra course(s) at the community college of your choice and obtain a letter stating that course XXX at Community College XYZ is equivalent to MATH 0930 at CSULA. Bring this letter together with your unofficial transcript to the Department of Mathematics for your enrollment permit. The information in the table below is up-to-date as of Fall 2009, but be aware that course numbers and equivalencies change over time, so make sure to check with the Undergraduate Adviser for mathematics before taking a course elsewhere.

    Community College Courses equivalent to MATH 0930 Additional Info
    Pasadena City College (PCC)
    www.pasadena.edu
    Math 131 Intermediate Algebra (4 units)
    OR
    Math 133A Intermediate Algebra I (2 units)
    AND
    Math 133B Intermediate Algebra II (2 units)
    Corresponding computer-based courses are numbered 134 instead of 133
    East Los Angeles College (ELAC)
    www.elac.edu
    Math 125 Intermediate Algebra (5 units)  
    Mount San Antonio College (Mount SAC) 
    math.mtsac.edu
    Math 71 Intermediate Algebra (5 units)
    OR
    Math 71A Intermediate Algebra (3 units) 
    AND
    Math 71B Intermediate Algebra (3 units)
    Math 71A&B covers material of math 71 at slower pace; Math 71X is not acceptable as equivalent to MATH 0930
    Glendale Community College
    www.glendale.edu
    Math 101 Intermediate Algebra (5 units)
    Math 119 Intermediate Algebra I (3 units)
    AND
    Math 120 Intermediate Algebra II (2 units)
    Corresponding computer-based courses have 200 numbers instead of 100 numbers (i.e., 201 is equivalent to 101, etc). 
    Los Angeles City College
    www.lacitycollege.edu
    Math 125 Intermediate Algebra (5 units)
    OR
    Math 124A & 124B Intermediate Algebra (5 units)
     
    Santa Monica College (SMC)
    www.smc.edu
    Math 20 Intermediate Algebra SMC Math 18 is not acceptable as a substitute for CSULA MATH 0930.