Early Start Program at CSU, Chico

Welcome to Early Start 2017 at Chico State!

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The Early Start Program (ESP) is a CSU enrollment requirement for first-time freshmen who need help getting ready for college-level English and/or math. The goal of Early Start is to better prepare you in math and English before your first semester even begins so that you have a better chance of completing a college degree.

Early Start Class Registration Is Closed

• All online Early Start classes have filled or completed.

• If you are eligible for the ELM WorkshopELM score between 42-48,Old SAT score of 490-540, New SAT score of 520-560, ACT score of 20-22, or EAP score of “Conditionally Ready” … AND you didn’t take, or get a grade of C or better in, an approved senior math class—you can register here. Don’t wait…space is limited!

• Visit CSUSuccess.org to see if there are any available Early Start classes open to you at another CSU. If there is, please contact Admissions at info@csuchico.edu for assistance in switching to that campus.

• If there are no remaining options and you are still required to complete Early Start, you should contact the CSU, Chico Admissions office at info@csuchico.edu to learn about next steps.

• Students who completed an Early Start math class will be contacted  by the Math Department beginning the first week of August about about your fall schedule and/or any next steps you need to take.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we’ll see you around campus very soon. Welcome to Chico State!


If you have a disability and require reasonable
accommodations for completing ESP course(s) at CSU, Chico, contact the
Accessibility Resource Center as soon as you register.

Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.