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ELM and EPT Placement Test Exemptions

SF State has notified you regarding the Entry-Level Math (ELM) test and the English Placement Test (EPT) on your Letter of Admissions that was mailed to you in a large envelope. You can also check for your placement test status online on your MySFSU page, then selecting "Test Score Report".

Note: You will want to keep checking that site. Once you have taken your placement tests, your results must show up on that site! If you test and they do not appear, then contact the SF State Testing Center, for assistance.

 

Determine ELM & EPT Exemptions

ELM Exemptions - Do you need the Entry-Level Math test or not?

There are several ways to be exempt from this placement test. If your Letter of Admissions and/or your Test Score Report on MySFSU claim you are exempt, it will be for one of the following conditions;

  1. your SAT I Math score was 550 or higher;
  2. your SAT II Math level 1 or 2 score of 550 or higher;
  3. your ACT math score was 23 or higher;
  4. your EAP Math status says "Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level mathematics courses";
  5. your EAP Math status says "Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level mathematics courses - Conditional" - Plus you will need to have passed BOTH semesters of an approved senior year math course;
  6. your AP Calculus (any) or Statistics exam score was 3, 4 or 5 (just taking the Honors/AP course isn't enough);
  7. you have passed a college-level Quantitative Reasoning course at an accredited institution (we must already have the official transcript on file.)

Note: For any of the above conditions to be valid, we must have PROOF already on file, not "on it's way". Therefore, if you (and thus, we) are waiting for grades/scores, you are NOT exempt yet!

Last chance to take the ELM and/or EPT is May 4th! Otherwise, you may not enroll into classes at SF State.

If you are exempt for math, continue to check for English (or skip to bottom if you know you're exempt from EPT).

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EPT Exemptions - Do you need the English Placement Test or not?

There are several ways to be exempt from this placement test. If your Letter of Admissions and/or your Test Score Report on MySFSU claim you are exempt, it will be for one of the following conditions;

  1. your SAT I verbal score was 500 or higher;
  2. your SAT II writing test score was 680 or higher;
  3. your ACT verbal was 22 or higher;
  4. your EAP English status says "Exempt - Ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level English courses" ;
  5. your AP English Composition or Literature exam score was 3, 4 or 5 (just taking the Honors/AP course isn't enough);
  6. you have passed a college-level Freshmen Composition equivalent course at an accredited institution (we must already have the official transcript on file.)

Note: For any of the above conditions to be valid, we must have PROOF already on file, not "on it's way". Therefore, if you (and thus, we) are waiting for grades/scores, you are NOT exempt yet!

Last chance to take the ELM and/or EPT is May 4th! Otherwise, you may not enroll into classes at SF State.

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If you have determined that you are exempt from BOTH ELM and EPT, click here to skip the next section.

 

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This next section will examine which math and English courses you qualify for based on the results of your ELM and/or EPT results.

 

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