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Standard Nearly Met: Not Yet Demonstrating Readiness for CSU or Participating CCC College-Level Mathematics Courses

If your EAP math status is “Standard Nearly Met: Not Yet Demonstrating Readiness for CSU or participating CCC college-level math courses” you do not yet have sufficiently strong skills to succeed in many required college courses. If you are accepted for admission to the CSU and have not met the ELM requirement, you must take the ELM exam. The score on the ELM exam will determine if you have met the ELM requirement or if you are required to participate in the CSU’s Early Start Program.

Preparing and Taking the ELM Exam

  • Take a math course during your senior year to sharpen your math skills.
  • At the end of January, access the online test prep tools and begin preparing for the exam.
  • Prepare seriously. The exam is your last chance to avoid having to enroll in remedial math courses.
  • Consult the ELM Exam Testing Schedule popup window icon
  • Sign up to take the exam. Please note: Most CSU campuses will not allow you to sign up for orientation or register for classes if you have not taken the ELM exam.

If You Pass the ELM Exam

  • You have met the ELM requirement and are now ready to enroll in college-level math coursework at the CSU.
  • Your ELM score will be reported automatically to the CSU campus you are attending.

If You Do Not Pass the ELM Exam

You will need to participate in the Early Start Program during the summer before the start of your freshman year. Your campus will contact you about how to sign up for the CSU’s Early Start Program. Important: If you do not participate in the Early Start Program, you may not be able to sign up for orientation or register for classes.

Warning for not meeting the EPT requirement

Warning: Failure to Meet the ELM Requirement Costs Time and Money

  • Students cannot enroll in many required CSU college classes until they meet the requirement.
  • They must spend time taking remedial math classes during their freshman year until they meet the requirement.
  • They will graduate later because they get no degree credit for these remedial classes.
  • They may have to pay additional charges for these classes.
  • If they do not earn a C or better in the remedial classes, they may be disenrolled from the university.

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