You must participate in Early Start in the summer prior to your first fall semester of enrollment if you did not pass the ELM exam or if you are EAP Conditional and did not take and pass a CSU approved Senior Year Math Experience course to meet the condition for exemption from the ELM requirement.
ELM Score: 40-48 or condition for EAP exemption not met – You must take 1 class – must take in your 1st semester
ELM Score: 30-38 – You must take 2 classes in your 1st & 2nd semester
ELM Score: 0-28 – You must take 3 classes – must take them in your 1st & 2nd semester
***If you do not clear your ELM requirement by the end of your first year, you will be disenrolled from CSUSM and not allowed to return until you have done so.
If you experience extenuating circumstances preventing you from clearing your ELM requirement within your first year of enrollment at CSUSM, you can submit a Petition for Exception for an extension.