Resources for the Early Start Program

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.

Early Start University 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 video tutorial will show you how to register for Early Start courses in your student portal at My.fresnostate.edu.

Community College Courses Accepted by CSU, Fresno (pdf)
If you have taken an English or Math course at a community college, Click Here to see if it will satisfy the Fresno State remediation requirements.

Early Start course search at other campuses
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. If you are a self motivated learner, look at the 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)
This PDF will help you identify the building abbreviations on Fresno State maps and in your class schedule.

Early Start Campuses

Early Start Websites
View a list of the California State University campuses offering the Early Start program.

California State University Websites

Click here for a list of California State University websites.