Many incoming freshmen students are required to take English (EPT) and/or Mathematics (ELM) placement tests unless otherwise exempt, prior to enrolling in classes at CSUMB. Your my.csumb.edu dashboard will notify you if one or both of these exams is required.

Click here for more information about the EPT/ELM and how you can prove exemption from taking the placement tests.

To sign up to take the placement test(s) at the Cal State Monterey campus, simply click one of the links below and complete the instructions. This site will also allow you to register to take the EPT/ELM at any CSU campus.  Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation.  

Click here to register to take the EPT/ELM placement tests.

 


EPT/ELM testing info at the CSUMB campus:

Check-in

Check-in begins at 8:15am.  No one will be seated after testing begins at 9:00am. 

Testing Time

9:00am - 2:30pm.  Testing end time is approximate.  If you are only taking one test, your test will end at approximately 11:30.

Location 

Testing will take place in the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library on Divarty St and 5th Ave.

Location/Parking Map

http://about.csumb.edu/campus-quad

Parking

All test takers park in Lots 19 or 13 adjacent to the Chapman Science Academic Center.  You are required to pay for parking on campus.

Walk-ins Without a Registration 

CSUMB will accomodate walk-ins only if there is space available once the registered students have been checked-in.

Paying for the Test

Each test costs $18.00.  $36.00 for both EPT/ELM tests.  All pre-registered test takers must pay via the online registration website.  Walk-ins: We only accept check or money order. No cash. Make checks payable to "ETS".

Identification

Must present a picture ID in order to gain entrance to the exams.  Drivers license, school ID, membership ID card, etc.

Special Accomodation for Disabled Students

You must register for the exam and then contact our Student Disability Resources (SDR) office 2 weeks prior to the exam.  SDR contact information Student_Disability_Resources@csumb.edu  or 831-582-3672. Not all accomodations can be made at the CSUMB testing site. If you have any questions with regards to taking the tests at the CSUMB campus, please contact the Office of Admissions at 831-582-3738 or at admissions@csumb.edu.

Can I take the exam at a different CSU campus?

Yes, visit here to see all available test dates and locations.

When will I get the results?

Visit here to find out when your scores will be available.


Out-of-state Testing

If you live outside of the state of California, have been admitted to a CSU campus and need to take the EPT and/or the ELM before arriving in California, please call 1-925-808-2142 or e-mail csuout-of-state@ets.org.

Out-of-state testing is arranged for the 2nd week of the month, except in May, when the test is the first week. There is an additional fee of $75 for testing outside of the state of California.

¹Standardized test are only valid for three years from the date taken. Only official score reports will be used for admission, testing, placement, or credit purposes.