Placement Tests

EPT/ELM test

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.

Ready to take the test?

To register for the test(s) simply click on the button below or visit Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation. For out-of-state testing, visit our FAQs for information

Register for the EPT/ELM via

Taking the test at CSUMB

Register for the test online at

EPT/ELM testing info at the CSUMB campus:

Check-in begins at 8:30am. 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.


Review your placement testing ticket for exact campus location.

Location/Parking Map

Please park in lot 28 or 45 on the EPT/ ELM Parking Map.


You are required to pay for parking on campus.

Walk-ins Without a Registration

Walk-ins are accommodated if there is space available.

Paying for the Test (Cash is not accepted for payments)

Each test costs $18.00. $36.00 for both EPT/ELM tests.
All registered test takers must pay via the online registration website.
Walk-ins: We only accept check or money order. Make checks payable to "ETS"


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

Special Accommodation for Disabled Students

You must register for the exam and contact our Student Disability Resources (SDR) office
2 weeks prior to the exam.

SDR contact information or 831-582-3672. Not all accommodations 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

When will I get the results?

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

Taking the test at another CSU campus

To take the EPT/ELM test at another CSU campus visit to confirm locations and sign up for a test date.

Out-of-state testing

If you live outside of the state of California, have been admitted to CSUMB, and need to take the EPT and/or the ELM, check your My.CSUMB dashboard to determine which exams you must take.

Placement exam deadlines are listed on your dashboard. All out-of-state placement exams must be completed by end of April.

Failure to take the exam(s) will prevent you from being able to attend CSUMB.
Please visit the out-of-state EPT/ELM ETS website, call 1-925-808-2142, or e-mail for additional information.

┬╣Standardized 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.