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All new incoming students must deal with the placement tests for Math and English - the Entry Level Math [ELM] and the English PLacement Test [EPT]. If these tests are required upon your admittance into the university, they MUST be taken BEFORE you can enroll into classes. This is usually done well in advance of the Orientation program that you attend during the months preceeding your first semester at SF State.

Where to go for advising?

For more information about placement test results and placement into developmental/remedial courses, come to Admin. 212 during our operating hours listed in the right-hand sidebar, or call us at 415.338.1304.

What to bring for your advising appointment:

Make sure to bring your test score results for the ELM, EPT and/or ESLPT to discuss your placement into Math and/or English courses. You can print your test score results from MySFSU.

What is the "One-Year Remediation" Policy?

You may remember hearing from others about the "One-Year" rule. This is refering to the statewide CSU policy Executive Order [E.O.] 665, which is an effort to deal with the college readiness of incoming students as it pertains to math and English.

SF State enacts this policy in the following ways;

  1. ALL students that require placement tests for Math and English MUST take tests before enrollment;
  2. Students that place into developmental and/or remedial courses MUST begin those courses in their first semester, and;
  3. Students have ONE academic year (first two 'regular' semesters) to complete their developmentatl/remedial coursework, or become ineligible for the following year.

Remember! For Fall 2009:

Students must meet with their advisors no later than the March 2009 deadline! Students who fail to meet with an advisor by the deadline will be placed on academic probation and will not be able to register for the Fall 2009 semester until all hold(s) are cleared.

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