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Freshmen Competency Requirements

All students are required to demonstrate competency in basic mathematics and standard written English. Incoming students who are not exempt from the CSU Entry-Level Mathematics examination (ELM) and/or the English Placement Test (EPT) because of national test scores or college level courses must take these tests by the May test date prior to attending SDSU or their admission to SDSU will be cancelled.

Those who fail one or both of these examinations are REQUIRED to be enrolled in appropriate sections of General Mathematics and/or Rhetoric and Writing Studies courses in the FIRST semester of enrollment. Students who do not successfully remediate both the ELM and EPT by the end of the third term, including summer term, of enrollment are subject to disenrollment.

Visit the Testing, Assessment and Research office Web site for ELM/EPT study guides, test dates, test registration, and remediation course details. You may also call (619) 594-5216 or e-mail