Early Start

 

The CSU’s Early Start Program (ESP) is aimed to better prepare students in written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning before the fall term of their first year of college, improving students' chances of completing a baccalaureate degree. The summer Early Start Program is required for students needing support in these areas as determined by systemwide placement standards (standardized tests and high school coursework). Students should continue to check their Cal State LA email for important information.

 

 

 

To Declare for the Early Start Program
 
1. Log in to your MyCalStateLA portal
 
2. Click the Early Start Program link in the Academics section of the Student Center to declare where you will complete Early Start. The Early Start page will let you know whether you must complete Early Start in English or Math, as well as financial aid waiver eligibility, and allow you to select the campus where you will participate.
 
3. After confirming where you will participate in Early Start, a confirmation page will appear, and you will be redirected to the Early Start Program Page.
 
5. A registration link will appear confirming your participation at Cal State LA.
 
If you cannot complete Early Start at Cal State LA this summer, you may complete this requirement at another campus. See the CSU Success website for more information.
 
 
To Register for Early Start Classes:
 
1. Review the information regarding your course requirements/options.
 
2. Log in to your  MyCalStateLA portal to access GET.
 
3. Select the Early Start Program link in the Academics section of the Student Center.
 
4..Select the 'Enroll in Early Start program' located at the bottom of the page. A Financial Aid Waiver message will appear informing you whether you’re eligible to receive financial aid.
 
5. At the bottom of the page, make sure the ‘Class Search’ is selected, then select the ‘Green Search box’ to continue.
 
6. In the subject box, enter the appropriate subject you need to add, ESC for English or ESM for math. In the Course Number box, enter the appropriate Course Number—for example, ESC 210 and select search. 
 
7. A green circle indicates courses are open. Make the selection that best fits your schedule, and click on the 'Select button and then Next to continue. 
 
8. Review your selection and proceed to Step 2 of 3. Select 'Finish Enrolling.' A financial aid message may appear. Please review it and select okay to continue to add your course.
 
9. To view your schedule, select 'My Class Schedule.' We will send you a detailed message about five days before your class begins with details on preparing for your first class meeting and how to access your class.
 
10. Complete the designated Early Start course(s) this summer!
 
Students requesting accommodations, please visit OSD Registration or contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (323) 343-3140.
 
Important Dates:
 
The last day to declare for Early Start is June 1.
 
First Session
ESM1005 & ESC210
First Session
ESM1082 & ESM 1090
Second Session 
ESM1005 & ESC210
Last Day to enroll: June 9
 Last Day to enroll: June 9
 Last Day to enroll: July 1

 

General Information about The Early Start Program

 

For more information regarding Early Start, please call us at 323.343.6860. Our office is located on the 2nd floor of Library South, Room 2098 (Testing Center).

Our Office hours are Monday to Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Friday 8 am to 4 pm.