The Composition for Multilingual Students Program serves students enrolled at San Francisco State University who are non-native speakers of English. The CMS Program offers courses that fulfill SFSU's graduation requirements for written and oral communication; these courses are taught by instructors who are experienced in designing and teaching academic writing, grammar and speech courses for non-native speakers. Today, about half of the students in the program are international students, and the other half are permanent immigrants, refugees, or U.S. citizens who have been in the U.S. anywhere from six months to twenty years. With an enrollment of over 1,300 students, our program is the largest of its kind in the CSU system. We offer between 60 and 70 sections of a total of nine credit-bearing classes each semester.
Upcoming Events and Important Deadlines
Composition for Multilingual Students Placement Test (CMSPT): Spring 2014 - make up test
There are two steps to registering for the test. Both must be completed before you will be allowed to take the CMSPT:
1) You must register with the CMS Program at: http://cmls.sfsu.edu/composition-multilingual-students-placement-test-cmspt
*After step #1, you will receive an email confirmation. You must print out this confirmation email and bring it with you on the testing day. If you do not receive an email confirmation, then you are not registered for the test.
2) You must also pay for the test at the Testing Center (Students Services, room 102) or online.
You will not be allowed to take the test without completing these steps.