Early Start Resources

ELM/EPT Placement Test Resources

Focus on English (PDF) - An overview of the English Placement Test (EPT), including topics covered, scoring, and sample problems.

CSU English Success - A list of resources to help you prepare for college-level English, including preparation for the English Placement Test (EPT).

Focus on Mathematics (PDF) - An overview of the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam, including topics covered, scoring, and sample problems.

CSU Math Success - A list of resources to help you prepare for college-level Math, including preparation for the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

ELM Sample Problem Booklet (PDF) - This booklet has over 100 math problems to help you prepare for the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

Registration Resources

How to Accept Your Admission (YouTube) - This  tutorial will show you how to accept your admission to Fresno State.

How to Use Up Your Smart Page (YouTube) - This tutorial will show you how to read and use your Early Start Smart Page.

How to Register for Early Start (PDF) - This tutorial will show you how to register for Early Start courses in MyFresnoState.

How to Register for Early Start (PDF - Printer Friendly) - Printer-friendly version of registration tutorial.

Community College Courses Accepted by CSU, Fresno (PDF) - If you have taken an English or Math course at a community college, use this guide to see if it will satisfy Fresno State remediation requirements.

Course Resources

Early Start Refund Form (PDF) - Use this form to request a refund if you become exempt, or if you need to add, drop, or switch your Early Start courses.

Early Start Exemption Petition Form (PDF) - If you are unable to attend Early Start due to a serious and compelling reason, fill out this form.  Note: traveling over the summer does NOT exempt you from the Early Start requirement.

Fresno State Building Abbreviations (PDF) - This guide will help you identify the building abbreviations on Fresno State maps and in your class schedule.

Statewide Resources

Courses by CSU Campus - This guide will help you locate Early Start courses at every CSU campus.

Campus Websites

 Campus  Website
Bakersfield csub.edu/earlystart
Channel Islands https://www.csuci.edu/admissions/freshman/admitted/earlystart/
Chico rce.csuchico.edu/earlystart
Dominguez Hills csudh.edu/earlystart
East Bay csueastbay.edu/prospective/after-youre-accepted/early-start
Fullerton admissions.fullerton.edu/ProspectiveStudent/earlystart.php
Humboldt admissions.humboldt.edu/apply/freshmen/earlystart
Long Beach web.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/early_start.html
Los Angeles calstatela.edu/testingcenter/early-start-program
Maritime csum.edu/web/admissions/early-start-program
Monterey Bay csumb.edu/earlystart
Northridge csun.edu/admissions-records/early-start-program
Pomona cpp.edu/~academic-programs/early-start/index.shtml
Sacramento csus.edu/earlystart
San Bernardino csusb.edu/early-start
San Diego sdsu.edu/collegeready
San Francisco developmentalstudies.sfsu.edu/esp
San Jose sjsu.edu/sfs/earlystart
San Luis Obispo earlystart.calpoly.edu
San Marcos csusm.edu/readiness/earlystart
Sonoma sonoma.edu/admissions/esp
Stanislaus csustan.edu/admissions/ive-been-admitted/early-start-program