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After Admission: Placement & Other Tests

The English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) test are no longer offered at the California State University. Information on freshman skills assessment for placement for general education written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning will be available soon.


If you’re an undergraduate applicant, no matter what your country of citizenship, and your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English competency. That means you must receive a minimum score on an approved English proficiency exam or present a score of 500 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The same is required of undergraduate applicants who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years of full-time study at an institution where English is the principal language of instruction.