CSU Early Start Program
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 Workshop — ELM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.