Early Start Resources

ELM/EPT Placement Test Resources

Focus on English (PDF) - An overview of the English Placement Test (EPT), including topics covered, scoring, and sample problems.

CSU English Success - A list of resources to help you prepare for college-level English, including preparation for the English Placement Test (EPT).

Focus on Mathematics (PDF) - An overview of the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam, including topics covered, scoring, and sample problems.

CSU Math Success - A list of resources to help you prepare for college-level Math, including preparation for the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

ELM Sample Problem Booklet (PDF) - This booklet has over 100 math problems to help you prepare for the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

Registration Resources

How to Accept Your Admission (YouTube) - This  tutorial will show you how to accept your admission to Fresno State.

How to Use Up Your Smart Page (YouTube) - This tutorial will show you how to read and use your Early Start Smart Page.

How to Register for Early Start (PDF) - This tutorial will show you how to register for Early Start courses in MyFresnoState.

Community College Courses Accepted by CSU, Fresno (PDF) - If you have taken an English or Math course at a community college, use this guide to see if it will satisfy Fresno State remediation requirements.

Course Resources

Early Start Refund Form(PDF) - Use this form to request a refund if you become exempt, or if you need to add, drop, or switch your Early Start courses.

Early Start Exemption Petition Form (PDF) - If you are unable to attend Early Start due to a serious and compelling reason, fill out this form.  Note: traveling over the summer does NOT exempt you from the Early Start requirement.

Fresno State Building Abbreviations (PDF) - This guide will help you identify the building abbreviations on Fresno State maps and in your class schedule.

Statewide Resources

Courses by CSU Campus - This guide will help you locate Early Start courses at every CSU campus.

View Campus Websites - Find a CSU campus website on this list.