The California State University (CSU) has made many changes to their developmental education policy for admitted students. As a result, beginning October 1, 2017, the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry-Level Mathematics Exam (ELM) will no longer be offered.
The CSU policy changes include:
The California State University requires all students to demonstrate writing competency at an advanced level in order to receive a baccalaureate or master’s degree. Students must satisfy the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) unless the graduation writing proficiency assessment was satisfied for a previous California State University degree.
Students can complete the UWSR by taking the required English courses or passing the Writing Skills Test (WST). Undergraduates must have completed at least 90 quarter units of baccalaureate level work (junior standing) before attempting to satisfy the UWSR. Graduate students who did not satisfy the requirement as undergraduates must take the WST no later than their first quarter of attendance.
Registration to take the WST is required. For more information on registering to take the WST, visit the Testing Office.