The Early Start Program: Resources

Below is a list of resources for every aspect of the Early Start program.

ELM/EPT Placement Test Resources

Focus on English (pdf)
Focus on English provides an overview of the English Placement Test (EPT), including topics covered, scoring, and sample problems.

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

Focus on Mathematics (pdf)
Focus on Mathematics provides an overview of the Elementary Level Mathematics (ELM) exam, including topics covered, scoring, and sample problems.

CSU Math Success
Click here for 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.

Early Start Registration Resources

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

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

How to Register for Early Start(video)
This tutorial will show you how to register for Early Start courses in your MyFresnoState portal.

List of Alternative Community College Classes(pdf)
If you’ve taken an English or Math course at a community college, click here to see if it will satisfy the Fresno State remediation requirements.

Search for Early Start Courses
If you plan to attend Fresno State in the fall, but won’t be in Fresno over the summer, use this website to find an Early Start course closer to you. You can also check out Fresno State’s online Early Start courses.

Early Start Course Resources

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)
Use this PDF to identify the building abbreviations on Fresno State maps and your class schedule.

Course Resources

CSU Early Start Website
Click here to view the website for the entire Early Start program, operating at every CSU campus.