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English Placement Test (EPT)
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Bullet Point EPT General Information

Bullet Point EPT Test Registration Information

Bullet Point EPT Test Dates

Bullet Point EPT Test Scores

Bullet Point EPT Sample Questions  

Bullet Point EPT Exemptions

 

 

 

English Placement Test (EPT) General Information
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All new undergraduate students entering the California State University are required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) except those who qualify for an exemption. If you are not exempt, you must take the EPT and provide scores to the university prior to beginning your first semester of enrollment. Failure to take the EPT prior to registering for your first semester will result in your not being allowed to enroll at the CSU.

The EPT is designed to assess the level of reading and writing skills of entering undergraduate students so that they can be placed in appropriate courses. Those undergraduates who do not demonstrate college-level skills will be directed to courses or programs designed to help them attain these skills.

The English Placement Test requires approximately 2-1/2 hours to administer and contains the following three sections:

Essay 45 minutes on an assigned topic
Reading Skills 30 minutes to answer 45 multiple-choice questions
Composing Skills 30 minutes to answer 45 multiple-choice questions

The EPT is given in conjunction with the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM). Students may take the test at the most convenient CSU campus. Go to www.ets.org/csu for online registration at any CSU campus.

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Exemptions from the EPT
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The CSU English Placement Test must be completed by all entering undergraduates, with the exception of those who present proof of one of the following:

Bullet Point A score of "Exempt" or "Ready for college-level English courses" on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken along with the English Language Arts California Standard Test in grade 11
Bullet Point A score of 500 or above on the critical reading section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test
Bullet Point A score of 22 or above on the American College Testing (ACT) English Test
Bullet Point A score of 3 or above on either the Language and Composition or Composition and Literature examination of the College Board Scholastic Advanced Placement Program
Bullet Point Completion and transfer to CSU of the credits for a college course that satisfies the CSU General Education requirement in English Composition, provided such a course was completed with a grade of C or better
Bullet Point A score of "Conditionally ready for college-level English courses" or "Conditional" on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken on grade 11, provided successful completion of the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC), AP English, IB English or an English course approved for extra honors weight on the University of California "a-g" Doorways course list


If you have any questions about being exempt from the EPT, check with the Admissions and Records Service Center, Langsdorf Hall - room 114 or call (657) 278-7601.

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EPT Test Dates
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The English Placement Test (EPT) is administered on all CSU campuses. Students may take the test at the most convenient CSU campus. Go to www.ets.org/csu for online registration at any CSU campus.

California State University, Fullerton EPT Test Dates:

Test Date
Deadline Dates (at 5 pm)
Week Scores Mailed
February 8, 2014
January 24, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 15, 2014 February 28, 2014
April 7, 2014
April 5, 2014 March 21, 2014 April 28, 2014
April 19, 2014 April 4, 2014 May 26, 2014
May 3, 2014
April 18, 2014
May 26, 2014

NOTE: Test registration may close early if maximum seating capacity is reached.

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EPT Test Registration Information
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The English Placement Test (EPT) is given in conjunction with the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. Go to www.ets.org/csu for online registration at any CSU campus.

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EPT Test Scores
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The CSU Early Start initiative requires students who do not perform well on the EPT/ELM placement tests or are not exempt by other means to take classes in the summer before freshman year in order to strengthen their English and/or math skills. Students who score below 138 on the EPT will be required to participate in Early Start. For more information on the Early Start Program visit www.csusuccess.org. Additional information can be found at http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions/ProspectiveStudent/earlystart.asp.

 

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