All CSU’s require incoming freshmen to meet certain Math and English proficiencies through a placement test or SAT/ACT test scores or the scores on the EAP assessments you took as part of your 11th grade STAR Math and English testing last year.
Be sure you meet this requirement — don’t overlook it as in most cases if you plan to attend a CSU in the fall and haven’t met this requirement by May 1, you could lose your acceptance to a CSU. READ all of the information a CSU admissions office sends to you or posts on your portal. If you need to take the ELM (Math) or EPT (English) assessment tests, they are only given on certain dates and ONLY at CSU campuses. You can take the tests at ANY CSU campus, though (so for example, if you are planning to go to SDSU, you can take them at Cal State East Bay).
For more information on either of these tests (and to learn how to determine whether or not you need ot take them and/or find out where and when they are offered), go to: http://www.ets.org/csu/about/ . Don’t wait…check it out now so you are prepared!