Prospective Students

If interested in joining CSM BOND, please visit the application page!

The CSM BOND program is a one year program serving incoming College of Science and Mathematics freshmen, currently in its third year of operation. The program centers around the two GE courses all students in the program are guaranteed enrollment in. These courses are CSM 10: The Scientific Method providing GE Area A3 credit in the fall and CSM 15: Evidence Based Decision Making for GE Area E in the spring. The program offers a true cohort experience; meaning the students who are in your CSM 10 class will be in your Math and Chemistry courses - so you will always have a familiar face. Placement in these courses is dependent on the student's ELM scores. The CSM 10 and 15 courses are DiscoverE courses, meaning students are expected to bring a tablet or laptop to the class. All students in our program are guaranteed a tablet for loan as long as they enroll in the CSM BOND program and complete the application by June 2.

For more information on the EAP, please click here for an informational chart. For instructions on how to view your ESP status, please follow the directions here.

Why join CSM BOND?

  • Be guaranteed enrollment in classes that are required to graduate
  • Be a part of a community on campus 
  • Develop connections with your peers, professors, and peer mentors
  • Increased support in your academics and transition into the college setting 
  • Explore different career options and the majors in the College of Science and Math

Requirements to join the program

  • Be an incoming freshmen
  • Be declared in one of the following majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
  • Take the ELM by early May. If we do not have access to your ELM scores by June 1st, your position in the program may be forfeit to others who have done so.
    • For more information on ELM/EPT and exemption status, please read this document.
    • Fresno State testing information/registration information can be found here.
    • A list of ELM/EPT registration and test days that meet the deadline can found here.
  • Complete the CSM BOND application by June 2.
  • Be free to attend the Summer Experience the week before classes begin (August 13-17). Attendance to the Summer Experience is expected and required. It is a time where students become orientated with the program and plays a large part in creating the connections our program believes are pivotal for our student's success.

So what are the next steps? Check out the checklist to find out!