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.
- The cost is $191 per unit plus a mandatory fee of $1 for Health Facilities and $1 for the Student Union. Eligible financial aid applicants with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,000 or less may be eligible for a fee waiver of the per-unit ESP fee.
- Please visit the Cal State LA Early Start course descriptions and dates listings page for more information regarding specific courses. You can also email us at: [email protected]
- Refund Procedure and Proration Schedule, visit the Disbursement Office website.
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.