Undergraduate Studies: Math Learning Skills


Math Learning Skills is part of the Learning Skills Center. The Learning Skills Center and the Educational Opportunity Program offer courses, workshops, and individual assistance to students at all university levels. Program areas include composition, reading, study skills, mathematics, English for multilingual speakers, and special services for students with learning disabilities. In addition, internship courses are offered for students who want to tutor at the college level.

Courses numbered Learning Skills (LS) 1 through 49 are pre-college level courses. These courses carry workload credit and may be counted only toward establishing full-time enrollment status. Pre-college level course units are not applicable to the bachelor's degree. Courses numbered LS 50 through LS 199 carry regular bachelor's degree credits.

Courses Offered

Please review the Program Description and course listings in the Course Catalog.

Entry Level Math (ELM) Test

This Sac State website provides information about the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. Math Success has free ELM practice problems, an on-line ELM tutorial and, for a fee, live on-line math tutoring. For helping in preparing for the ELM exam, go to the website and click on Exam Prep.

Sac State Mathematics Advising

Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Equivalency Course Sequence For Students Who Are Not Exempt From The ELM Requirement

If you do not have credit fro GE Math and are not exempt from the Entry Level Math (ELM) test, you must take the ELM for mathematics course placement. (Exemption equals a score of 550 on SAT or 23 on ACT.) If you place into a preparatory class (pre GE Area B4), you must enroll in the course in your first semester at Sac State and complete the preparatory course sequence within on year.

ELM Score Units Course(s)

50 or above


GE Area B4



STAT 96A/96B




34 or below



*Everybody must take a GE Area B4 after passing the Preparatory Class or ELM Test. (Math 1 or other math course - refer to catalog*)

Planning to take a GE Area B4 math course other than Math 1 - Courses in this category are MATH 17, 24, 26A, 26B, 29, 30, 31, 35, STAT 1, and 50. Successful completion of a Diagnostic Exam is a prerequisite for these GE math courses. Contact the Math Department for GE math information, (916) 278-6534.

Notes: You may elect to retake the ELM Test and are not required to retake the ELM Test after completion of the course sequence.

Student Jobs

The Learning Skills Center hires students to tutor for the Center. If you are interested, you are encouraged to apply. View the Employment Page.

Contact Information


(916) 278-6725

Eureka Hall 216

Mailing Address
College of Education
Undergraduate Studies: Math Learning Skills
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6079

Ravin Pan
(916) 278-6725
Eureka Hall 216

Ammaly Sayasone
(916) 278-6725
Eureka Hall 216