Early Start Program at CSU, Chico

CSU Early Start Program

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Welcome to Early Start 2016 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 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!

Summer 2016 Key Dates

  • August 5: Last day to register for the next EPT / ELM test. Register online today!
  • August 10: Last day to register for the ELM Workshop.
  • August 17: ELM Workshop begins.
  • August 22: Chico State fall classes begin!

Prepare for Success!

An Early Start is a Smart Start

There are several things you can do to ensure that you complete the course(s) and meet the Early Start requirements. We’ve compiled a list of helpful tips & resources for you. Also, become familiar with Blackboard Learn, the online home of your Early Start courses.

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.