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 either exempt from ESP math or eligible for ESM 45 (ELM 36-48) 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.

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 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.

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 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.

 

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. 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 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2pm (for students enrolled in section 50), Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2pm (for students enrolled in section 51), and Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2pm (for students enrolled in section 52). Location TBD. Attendance at the final exam is mandatory. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

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. 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. 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. The final exam can either be taken on-campus or online: 1) The on-campus final exam will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2pm (Location TBD); or 2) The online final exam, which requires you to have a webcam and a scanner, can be taken using ProctorU, an online proctoring service. The online final exam may be started on ProctorU from 12:30pm to 4:00pm PST on Friday, August 8, 2014. You will be required to sign a contract with the online proctoring service three weeks in advance. You will have 2 hours to complete the final exam. Students must register at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.

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. 

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. 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.

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