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Step 6—Register for the English and Math Placement Tests

All California State University first-time freshmen must fulfill the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) and the English Placement Test (EPT) requirements. These placement tests results determine which level of Math and English courses you can enroll in.

A. International Students Residing Outside of the U.S.:

  1. Your WebPortal will indicate that you need to register for the ELM and EPT tests.
  2. Register online at www.ets.org/csu on one of the following test dates: August 23, 2014, or November 8, 2014. The exam fee for each test is $18.00 USD (or combined ELM/EPT is $36.00 USD), paid at the time of online registration. You must sign up for these tests by the registration deadline.
  3. A hold will be placed on your spring 2015 registration and you will not be allowed to register for classes if you have not taken these tests.

B. International Students Attending U.S. High Schools or a U.S. English Language School:

  1. Your WebPortal will indicate that you need to register for the ELM and EPT tests.
  2. Register online at www.ets.org/csu. You can take the ELM/EPT tests at any CSU campus beginning in spring 2014. The exam fee for each test is $18.00 USD (or combined ELM/EPT is $36.00 USD), paid at the time of online registration. You must sign up for these tests by the registration deadline.
  3. A hold will be placed on your fall 2014 registration and you will not be allowed to register for classes if you have not taken these tests during spring 2014.

Important dates and online registration for tests held at SDSU are available on the Student Testing, Assessment and Research website.

The following EPT/ELM test dates are offered at SDSU during spring 2014:

TEST DATE LOCATION REGISTRATION*
March 15 any CSU campus register online by March 14
April 5 only at SDSU register online by April 4
May 3 any CSU campus register online by May 2