CSULA Testing Center - ELM/EPT Information

ELM/EPT Registration

The University requires undergraduate students to take the English Placement Test (EPT)
and the Entry Level Math test (ELM) unless they are exempt by means of scores earned on tests such
as the SAT or ACT, or by a college course that meets the CSU General Education requirements in English and/or math.
The University must receive placement test scores before students will be allowed to register for classes.
Also, in the first quarter of attendance, students must register for and begin to meet English and math requirements.
If remediation is needed, students must register for the appropriate classes each quarter until remediation is completed.
Required remediation courses must be completed within three quarters. Enrollment and success in these courses are closely
monitored. For more detailed information about the EPT and ELM go to: www.ets.org

Purpose of the EPT and ELM

The EPT is designed to assess the level of reading and writing of all entering students so they can be placed
in appropriate courses. The EPT may only be taken once, and cannot be repeated. There is an $18.00 fee for the EPT.

The ELM is designed to assess the skills of entering students in the areas of mathematics typically covered in
three years of college preparatory courses in high school. The ELM may be taken once during each test date.
There is an $18.00 fee for the ELM.

ELM/EPT Registration Form

Cal State L.A. offers the ELM and EPT on the following dates:

Saturday, November 15, 2008 Registration Deadline: November 1, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008 Registration Deadline: November 29, 2008
Saturday, February 21, 2009 Registration Deadline: February 7, 2008
Saturday, March 14, 2009 Registration Deadline: February 28, 2009
Saturday, April 1, 2009 Registration Deadline: March 28, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009 Registration Deadline: April 18, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009 Registration Deadline: May 16, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009 Registration Deadline: June 13, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009 Registration Deadline: July 25, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009 Registration Deadline: August 29, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009 Registration Deadline: October 10, 2009

Note: Do not send in the fee. The fee will be collected on the day of the tests.