California State University, Fullerton

Early Start

CSU Early Start Program - Courses

All CSU Fullerton entering freshmen who are required to complete the Early Start Program (ESP) are highly encouraged to complete their ESP activities through CSU Fullerton if possible.  See why below.

Completing your ESP at Cal State Fullerton

  • Gives you an opportunity to integrate into the campus and will provide you the smoothest transition to your fall semester English and math instruction.
  • Will expedite the time between finishing your course and processing your grades/scores.
  • Affords you the capability of adjusting your fall schedule earlier rather than having to wait for the grade processing from another CSU campus or community college.
  • Provides you the opportunity to not just complete ESP, but also to move up a remediation level, or even to complete your remediation and enter college-level coursework in the fall. Please note that only remediation courses taken at Cal State Fullerton are guaranteed to be accepted for remediation at Cal State Fullerton.
  • CSU Fullerton registration for the Early Start Program courses begins on May 18th.

Cost and Waivers

Course Cost: $182.00/semester unit. Campus-based fees may also apply. Campus parking and course books may also be required for purchase.

Early Start fee waivers will be available for those demonstrating need. California residents who apply for financial aid and have an Estimated Family Contribution of $5,000 or less will be eligible for a waiver. The waiver will cover the full cost of any ESP course.

For detailed information about the Early Start Program Fees, please visit the following site: http://sfs.fullerton.edu/feeinformation/Summer2014ESP.asp

What CSU Fullerton Offers

CSU Fullerton offers several courses that will not only meet your Early Start Program requirement, but also complete your remediation requirement. For ESP Math, we have several courses that offer you the option of completing a full semester of remedial coursework; thus, enabling you to move up a level, or even complete remediation and enter college-level coursework in the fall.  For ESP English, we also have courses that offer you the option of completing a full semester of remedial coursework; thus, enabling you to enter college-level coursework in the fall, or even complete your GE English requirement over the summer.  If you are unable to complete a full remediation summer course, CSU Fullerton offers a 1-unit intensive week long learning experience that will fulfill the Early Start requirement in both Math and English (but does not complete your remediation requirement).

ESP English Courses ESP Math Courses

CSUF ESP Courses - ENGLISH

ESE 100/100W - Analytical College Writing (4 units)

GE Writing, Full Remediation, and Early Start requirement completed upon course completion if passed with “C” or higher

Prerequisite: This class is designed for Destination students only who have an EPT score of 138-146 and are Conditionally Exempt in English, and are either exempt from ESP math or eligible for ESM 45 (ELM 36-48 or Conditionally Exempt in Math) and are required to complete the Early Start English requirement. This class satisfies the Early Start English requirement, the remedial English requirement, and the GE writing requirement. This is a 4-unit course (3 unit “lecture” and 1 unit workshop). Not only will students who pass English 100/100W be done with their lower-division writing, they will have earned 3 units toward graduation (units from ENGL 99 are not applied to graduation). Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESE 100 
Analytical College Writing
3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TuWTh 8:00 AM 10:25 AM Fullerton Campus
ESE 100W 
Analytical College Writing Workshop
1.00 7/1/2015 8/6/2015 WTh 10:40 AM 12:55 PM Fullerton Campus
ESE 100 
Analytical College Writing
3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TuWTh 10:40 AM 1:05 PM Fullerton Campus
ESE 100W 
Analytical College Writing Workshop
1.00 7/1/2015 8/6/2015 WTh 2:00 PM 4:45 PM Fullerton Campus
ESE 99 - Development Writing (3 units)

Full Remediation and Early Start completed upon course completion if passed

Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who have an EPT score below 147 or Conditional Exempt in English, and are required to complete the Early Start English requirement. This class satisfies the Early Start English requirement and the remedial English requirement. This intensive course covers basic writing skills and prepares students for ENGL 101 (freshman written English requirement). Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESE 99 Developmental Writing 3.00 6/29/2015 8/6/2015 MTuTh 9:30 AM 11:55 AM Fullerton campus
ESE 99 Developmental Writing 3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TuWTh 10:40 AM 1:05 PM Fullerton campus
ESE 99 Developmental Writing 3.00 6/29/2015 8/6/2015 MTuTh 1:35 PM 4:00 PM Fullerton campus
ESE 80 - Strategies for Successful College Writing (1 unit) - Online

Completion of Early Start English requirement if passed, but not Remediated

Prerequisite: This online class is designed for students who have an EPT score below 147 or Conditional Exempt in English, and are required to complete the Early Start English requirement. This class satisfies the Early Start English requirement but does not satisfy the remedial English requirement. This course teaches strategies for succeeding in college writing. Students prepare and draft an essay, engage in peer review of drafts, revise and edit their essay and use campus resources for writing. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESE 80 Strategies for Successful College Writing 1.00 6/29/2015 7/10/2015       Online
ESE 80 Strategies for Successful College Writing 1.00 7/13/2015 7/24/2015       Online
ESE 80 Strategies for Successful College Writing 1.00 7/27/2015 8/7/2015       Online

 

CSUF ESP Courses - MATH

ESM 45 - Intermediate Algebra Minicourse (1 unit) - Online

Full Remediation and Early Start Completed upon course completion if passed

Prerequisite: This online class is designed for students who have an ELM score of 36-48 or Conditional Exempt in Math. This class satisfies both the Early Start Math requirement and the remedial Math requirement. This intermediate algebra course covers linear equations, polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions, quadratic formulas, exponential functions and logarithmic functions. The Final Exam will be held on campus. Location, date and time TBD. Attendance at the final exam is mandatory. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESM 45 
Intermediate Algebra Minicourse
1.00 7/8/2015 7/15/2015      
Online (in-person, on-campus final exam required on 7/15)
ESM 45 
Intermediate Algebra Minicourse
1.00 7/16/2015  7/23/2015      
Online (in-person, on-campus final exam required on 7/23)
ESM 45 
Intermediate Algebra Minicourse
1.00 7/31/2015 8/7/2015      
Online (in-person, on-campus final exam required on 8/7)
ESM 40 - Intermediate Algebra (3 units) – Course offered Online or In Classroom

Full Remediation and Early Start completed upon course completion if passed

In-person course description:
Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who have an ELM score of 32-48 or Conditional Exempt in Math. This class satisfies both the Early Start Math requirement and the remedial Math requirement. This intermediate algebra course covers linear equations and inequalities, polynomial, rational and radical expressions, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and sequences and series. Students must register 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Online course description:
Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who have an ELM score of 32-48 or Conditional Exempt in Math. This class satisfies both the Early Start Math requirement and the remedial Math requirement. This intermediate algebra course covers linear equations and inequalities, polynomial, rational and radical expressions, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and sequences and series. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESM 40 Intermediate Algebra 3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TWTh 8:00 AM 10:25 AM Fullerton campus
ESM 40 Intermediate Algebra 3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TWTh 10:30 AM 12:55 PM Fullerton campus
ESM 40 Intermediate Algebra 3.00 6/29/2015 8/7/2015       Online
ESM 30A - Intermediate Algebra-ILE (3 units)

Partial Remediation upon course completion if passed

Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who have an ELM score of 30 or below. This class satisfies both the Early Start Math requirement and the first semester of the 2-semester remedial Math requirement. This class covers equations and inequalities, algebraic expressions and functions including polynomial functions. Attendance is mandatory. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class. 

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESM 30A Intermediate Algebra-ILE 3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TWTh 8:00 AM 10:25 AM Fullerton campus
ESM 30A Intermediate Algebra-ILE 3.00 6/30/2015 8/6/2015 TWTh 10:30 AM 12:55 PM Fullerton campus
ESM 20 - Intermediate Algebra Preparation (1 unit) - Online

Completion of Early Start Math requirement if passed, but not Remediated

Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who have an ELM score of 48 or below or Conditional Exempt in Math. This class satisfies the Early Start Math requirement but does not satisfy the remedial Math requirement. This class covers absolute values and inequalities, exponents, solving equations, linear functions. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time Location
ESM 20 Intermediate Algebra Preparation 1.00 7/6/2015 7/10/2015       Online
ESM 20 Intermediate Algebra Preparation 1.00 7/20/2015 7/24/2015       Online
ESM 20 Intermediate Algebra Preparation 1.00 8/3/2015 8/7/2015       Online

Other ESP Options

You may also participate in Early Start program offered at any other CSU campus. This may be appropriate if you are not local to CSU Fullerton. To see a list of courses offered by other CSU campuses, visit the Early Start Course Listing website.  Full list of CSU course options for each CSU campus please visit http://earlystart.csusuccess.org/smart.

Resources for ESP

To learn more about the Early Start Program, we encourage you to visit our Early Start Program webpage at: http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions/ProspectiveStudent/earlystart.asp

To review Frequently Asked Questions on ESP, visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions/ProspectiveStudent/earlystartfaq.asp

If you have questions about the ESP, please email esp@fullerton.edu.

Registration questions about ESP, please call (657) 278-7601.

ESP grades are received electronically from all CSU campuses. If there is an issue with your grade being received you can email us a copy to esp@fullerton.edu or fax it to us at (657) 278-1197.