Early Start Courses at Fresno State

The California State University system has suspended the Early Start Program for Summer 2020. No Early Start coursework will be required of incoming, Fall 2020 students. Contact the Admissions Office with any questions by clicking here and selecting “Early Start” in the Topic of Question section.

Face-to-face classes are located in 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 Canvas for instruction and participation. 

Early Start English

ESE 1 - This 1-unit course will be taught over a period of two-weeks. Face-to-face and online options are available. 


Early Start Mathematics

ESM 1 - This course offers 1-unit of baccalaureate credit and 2-units of additional support (total of 3-units). Classes are four-weeks long. Online math is not offered in Fresno State's Early Start Program.


Dog Days Scheduling Conflicts

We recommend that you avoid scheduling conflicts between your Early Start classes and Dog Days orientation, if possible. If you expect to attend Dog Days during Early Start, please inform your Early Start instructor(s) of your absence in advance.

Visit the Dog Days website for more information on the orientation program.


Instructor Contact Information

Call 559.278.0333 if you need contact information for one of the instructors.