Incoming Freshmen

Early Start Math

If you are required to take ESM, you can take ESM at any CSU campus, but you are strongly encouraged to take ESM at CSULB.

For information about our ESM classes, please refer to Early Start Math.

What Math and/or Statistics Classes Do I Need?

Different majors need different Math and Statistics classes. You should consult with your advisors at your pre-major advising centers as listed below.

  1. UCUA - for all undeclared students
  2. College of the Arts
  3. College of Bussiness Administration
  4. College of Education
  5. College of Engineering
  6. College of Health and Human Services
  7. College of Liberal Arts
  8. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

ALEKS Math Placement Test - Precaulcus Algebra and Calculus Readiness Exam

The ALEKS Math Placement Test is mainly used as a diagnostic test to see if you are ready for precalculus algebra or calculus.

This placement test is mandatory for incoming freshmen who want to take Calculus - Math 119A or Math 122. 
Please check out the information about ALEKS Math Placement Test under the link ALEKS Math Placement Test Guide.

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