Enroll in Early Start at CSUF

Students fulfill the Early Start requirement by taking a Math and/or English course during the summer at CSUF or another CSU (host) campus. While students may satisfy the Early Start requirement through any CSU campus, local students are strongly encouraged to attend online Early Start classes at CSUF (see courses below).  To sign up and enroll at CSUF, follow these easy steps!

 

Sign up:

  1. Log into your  Student PortalOpens in new window
  2. Click the Titan Online tab
  3. Select Student Center
  4. Under Admissions, click Early Start Program Sign-up  

 

Enroll in classes:

  1. Under Academics, click on Enroll in Early Start link
  2. Click on Summer 2021 to view the course list
  3. You must enter two search criteria
    • Click on Course Subject drop-down and choose Early Start Math (ESM) or Early Start English (ESE)
    • Click the Course Career drop-down and choose Extended Education
  4. Click Search, you will see the list of available courses
  5. Click on Select Class tab for the class to register, you will see the course description
  6. Click the Next tab
  7. Click Proceed to step 2 of 3 tab
  8. Click Finishing Enrolling tab to complete the registration

Note:  If you are eligible for an ESP fee waiver, you will be notified by a pop-up message during the registration process. Students must enroll at least 3 business days prior to the start of class.

 

English Courses

ESE 101P - Preparatory College Writing

(all sections offered virtually in Summer 2021)

Prerequisite: Students who are required to participate in the Early Start Program for Written Communication. Eligibility determined by appropriate placement assessment. Open to eligible Home and Host students. Practice and instruction in college-level writing. Writing, revision, grammar, rhetorical and research skills necessary for success in ENGL 101. 

 
Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time
ESE 101P Preparatory College Writing 3.0 6/28/2020 8/6/2020 TuTh  10:30 AM  12:55 AM

ESE 100/100W - Analytical College Writing/Writing Workshop

(all sections offered virtually in Summer 2021)

Prerequisite: Students who are recommended, but not required, to participate in the Early Start Program for Written Communication and ready to enroll in a course that meets the GE Written Communication requirement. Open to eligible Home and Host students.  Students will learn to express ideas effectively in well-developed, focused essays that support arguments with relevant and adequate evidence, and use the style and conventions of standard academic prose. Co-requisite ESE 100W includes workshop/lab/tutorial activities, which seeks to improve students’ ability to compose analytical college essays. Students who are eligible for but do not complete ESE 100/100W must complete either ESE 101P or ENGL 101P before enrolling in ENGL 101. 

 
Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time
ESE 100 Analytical College Writing 3.0 6/28/2021 8/6/2021 TuTh  8:00 AM 10:25 AM
ESE 100W Writing Workshop 1.0 6/30/2021 8/5/2021 WTh 11:00 AM 1:20 PM

Math Courses

ESM 110/10S - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students and Supplement

(all sections offered virtually in Summer 2021)

Prerequisite: This class is designed for non-STEM or Undeclared students. It is open to both Home and Host students who are required to participate in the Early Start Program for math based on multiple measures placement standards. The class is taught in a corequisite model, with 3 units of college credit and 1 unit of non-degree credit support. This class, if passed with a C- or higher, satisfies the GE Math requirement. The three-unit class covers the survey of traditional and contemporary topics in mathematics, such as elementary logic, counting techniques, probability, statistics, and the mathematics of the social sciences. The one-unit supplemental class will cover the order of operations, calculator functions, fractions, percent, linear equations, inequalities, quadratics, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series. 

 
Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time
ESM 10S Mathematics for Liberal Arts Supplement 1.0 6/29/2021 8/5/2021 TuWTh 8:00 AM  8:50 AM
ESM 110 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students 3.0 6/29/2021 8/5/2021 TuWTh 9:15 AM 11:40 AM
ESM 10S Mathematics for Liberal Arts Supplement 1.0 6/28/2021 7/29/2021 MTuWTh 9:00 AM 9:50 PM
ESM 110 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students 3.0 6/28/2021 7/29/2021 MTuWTh 10:00 AM 12:15 PM

 

ESM 115A - College Algebra (A)

(all sections offered virtually in Summer 2021)

Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who are either recommended or required to participate in the Early Start Program for math based on multiple measures placement standards.  It is open to both Home and Host students.  It is the first class of a two-class sequence for students planning to take calculus who are not MATH/QR ready. This class, if passed with a C- or higher, satisfies the GE Math requirement. The class covers linear and quadratic equations with additional focus on foundation-level mathematics to support algebraic properties of linear and quadratic functions, graphs and applications.

 
Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time
ESM 115A College Algebra (A) 3.0 6/29/2021 8/5/2021 TuWTh  8:00 AM    10:25 AM
ESM 115A College Algebra (A) 3.0 6/28/2021 7/29/2021 MTuWTh 9:00 AM 11:15 AM

ESM 120/20S - Elementary Statistics and Supplement 

(all sections offered virtually in Summer 2021)

Prerequisite: This class is designed for non-STEM students.  It is open to both Home and Host students who are required to participate in the Early Start Program for math based on multiple measures placement standards. The class is taught in a corequisite model, with 3 units of college credit and up to 1 unit of non-degree credit support. This class, if passed with a C- or higher, satisfies the GE Math requirement. The three-unit class covers set algebra, finite probability models, sampling, binomial trials, conditional probability and expectation. The one-unit supplemental class will cover the order of operations, mathematical expressions and functions. Also covered will be conversion between fractions, proportions, decimals, percentages and probabilities. Average rate of change, equation of a line and intersection of two lines. Mathematical and statistical word problems. Data entry and use of statistical software. 

 
Course Class Title Units Start Date End Date Days Start Time End Time
ESM 120 Elementary Statistics Supplement 1.0 6/29/2021 8/5/2021 TuWTh  8:00 AM  8:50 AM
ESM 20S Elementary Statistics  3.0 6/29/2021 8/5/2021 TuWTh 9:15 AM 11:40 AM
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