Early Start Program at CSU, Chico

CSU Early Start Program

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Welcome to Early Start at Chico State!

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 Early Start classes have filled or completed.

If you are eligible for the ELM WorkshopELM score between 42-48, SAT score of 490-540, ACT score of 20-22, or EAP score of “Conditionally Ready” — you can register here. Don’t wait…space is limited!

If there are no remaining options and you are still required to complete Early Start, you must complete and submit a Petition for Exception.

If you have additional questions, please contact the CSU, Chico Admissions office at info@csuchico.edu.

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.