Common Entrance, Placement & Certification Exams
CSUF grants undergraduate college credit to students who achieve passing scores on certain CLEP examinations.
Students working towards a teaching credential may be required to take the CSET in order to verify subject matter competency.
Students desiring to enter dental school are required to take the DAT.
The EIT is the first step toward qualification as a registered Professional Engineer.
ELM scores are used to evaluate a student’s readiness to take college-level mathematics courses.
EPT scores are used to place students at CSUF in English 101, a credit course in composition or English 99, a non-credit course in developmental writing.
All students completing the bachelor’s degree at CSUF must pass the EWP as part of the upper division baccalaureate writing requirement.
The GED exam provides persons who have not completed high school an opportunity to achieve credit equivalent to high school graduation. For GED test information at Cal State Fullerton, please call (657) 278-2288.
Students wishing to enter graduate programs in business are often required to take the GMAT.
Students desiring to enter law school may be required to take the LSAT.
Students desiring to enter medical school are required to take the MCAT.
Students at CSUF who wish to enroll in Mathematics 130, 135 or 150A must pass the MQE.
All applicants to CSUF regardless of citizenship, whose native language or language of instruction is other than English are required to present scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
The PTE measures communicative skills listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills for non-native speakers of English.
- Undergraduate: 43
- Graduate: 58