Early Start Courses at Fresno State

Limited seats available for each course. Register early.

Face-to-face classes will be held at the Peters Business Building at Fresno State. Convenient drop-off zones and parking are available in lots P5 and P6 (see "Parking" for more information). View the  campus map

Online classes utilize Blackboard for instruction and participation. Instructors will make their classes "visible" to students on Blackboard either on or before the first day of instruction. View Blackboard here to login.

English (ESE 1)

ESE 1 is a 1-semester-unit course and is offered in face-to-face and online formats. The online courses are only recommended for students who work well on self-paced course material OR cannot make it to campus for class.

University Catalog Description: Meets the Early Start Requirement. Designed to prepare students for the university's first-year writing requirement by teaching students a variety of academic reading and writing strategies.

Schedule (subject to change):

Session Begin End Classes
English Session 1 June 18 June 29 On-Campus*; Online
English Session 2 July 2 July 13 On-Campus*; Online
English Session 3 July 16 July 27 On-Campus*; Online

*On-Campus English classes have four class meetings during the two-week session. Each meeting runs from 9am-12:45pm


 Mathematics (ESM 2)

ESM 2 is a 2-semester-unit course and is offered in a three-week, face-to-face format. There are no online Early Start Math classes at Fresno State.

University Catalog Description: Designed for the Early Start Program. Three areas covered: 1) numbers and data - arithmetic, calculations, percentages, fractions, ratios, square roots, arithmetic mean; 2) algebra - algebraic expressions, properties of exponents, polynomial arithmetic, rational expressions, linear equations, systems of linear equations, linear inequalities, quadratic and rational equations, absolute value, slope; 3) geometry - perimeter, area, volume, Pythagorean Theorem, similar triangles, distance formula, angles.

Schedule (subject to change):

Session Begin End Classes
Math Session 1 June 18 July 6 8am-9:50am; 10am-11:50am; 1pm-2:50pm
Math Session 2 July 9 July 27 10am-11:50am; 1pm-2:50pm

 


Dog Days Scheduling Conflicts

When selecting Early Start classes, students are advised to avoid scheduling conflicts with Dog Days orientation, if possible.

WARNING: Students, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to either register for an Early Start class that does not conflict with your Dog Days OR contact your instructor in advance to clear your absence.

 Session Begins Ends Dog Days
English Session 1 June 18 June 29 June 19, 21-22, 26, 28-29
English Session 2 July 2 July 13 July 10, 12-13
English Session 3 July 16 July 27 July 27
Math Session 1 June 18 July 6 June 19, 21-22, 26, 28-29
Math Session 2 July 9 July 27 July 10, 12-13, 27

 


Instructor Contact Information

Call 559-278-0333 if you need contact information for one of the instructors.