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Summer Connections 2023 information coming soon!

The goal is to prepare students for a smooth transition and provide them with the tools necessary for a successful first-year. Students who enroll in our summer program will have the opportunity to complete a GE math or an English course prior to starting in the fall. Students will also connect with peers, faculty, make friends and learn about resources available to them.

Provisionally admitted freshmen should check their Cal State LA email for important information regarding their participation into our summer program.

Email us: [email protected]

Important dates: TBD

Registration Begins Last Day to Register First Day of Class Last Day of Class

Steps To Enroll for Our Summer Courses:

  1. Log in to your MyCalStateLA portal. Click on the GET icon. Select ‘Self-Service’, then go to ‘Student Center’.
  2. Click on the ‘Early Start Program’ link under the Academics (upper left). This is where you will confirm your Early Start participation and see if the fee-waiver is available to you.
  3. After selecting Cal State LA, you will be directed to a confirmation page. Click ‘Confirm Early Start Selection(s)’ and you should be redirected to make your final confirmation where a link to ‘Enroll in Early Start’ will appear.
  4. Review the information regarding your course requirements options from the letter you received.
  5. Select the 'Enroll in Early Start Program' button located at the bottom of the page. A Financial Aid Waiver pop-up message may appear informing you of the financial aid waiver eligibility (subject to change, based on EFC).
  6. You should now be on the 'Add Classes' page. Click on the green ‘Search’ box to continue.
  7. In the subject box, enter the appropriate course to add, ESC for English or ESM for math. In the box right below, enter the course number.  Then click ‘Search’. 
  8. A list of courses should appear with a green circle indicating that the course is open, and seats are available. Make the selection that best fits your schedule. 'Select’ the course and then click ‘Next’ to continue. 
  9. Review your selection and 'Proceed to Step 2 of 3'. Select 'Finish Enrolling'.

Students requesting accommodations, please visit OSD Registration or contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (323) 343-3140.

Course Descriptions for 2022 | 2023 Courses Coming Soon!

ESM 1090 and ESM 90: Early Start Quantitative Reasoning with Statistics (8 weeks)  

ESM 1090 and ESM 90 are for incoming freshmen who are majors of non-stem. It is an introduction course in statistics and data analysis and interpretation using quantitative reasoning and mathematical concepts, including descriptive and inferential statistics and analysis methods for understanding basic research data, with real life applications in the contexts of education and human services. Students in ESM 1090 must also enroll in ESM 90, a co-requisite course designed to provide students with additional support. Classes will be held in-person.

Course Credit: Passing ESM 1090 will confer 3 units of college credit and fulfill the GE Block B4 requirement. ESM 1090 is graded ABC-/NC. ESM 90 does not carry college credit or count towards the degree and is graded CR/NC.

ESM 1082 and ESM 82 Early Start Precalculus: Functions (8 weeks)  

ESM 1082 and ESM 82 are for incoming freshmen who are in majors that require Precalculus or Calculus. This includes most STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors. The content of ESM 1082 is that of a standard Pre-Calculus Functions class (basic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions; polynomials and rational functions; sequences including arithmetic and geometric series).  Students in ESM 1082 must also enroll in 82, a co-requisite course designed to provide students with additional support.  Classes will be held in-person.

Course Credit: Passing ESM 1082 will confer 3 units of college credit and fulfill the GE Block B4 requirement. ESM 82 does not carry college credit or count towards the degree. 

ESC 1005A (3 units, 6 weeks) More details coming soon

How Much Do Summer Courses Cost?

  • The cost is $191 per unit plus a mandatory one-time 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. Upon registration, a pop-up window will inform students if they qualify for the waiver. This is subject to change once the final EFC is determined.

  • Refund Procedure and 2022 Proration Schedule, visit the One-Stop Financial Services Office website.

  • To pay online, please log on to your MyCalStateLA student portal and select CASHNet from the Quick Launch menu. You can also access CASHNet directly here.


Parking Information/ Campus Map: Coming Soon!

Students enrolled for the 8-week course will receive an email from Parking & Transporation services with information on how to obtain a parking permit (purchase is optional).

Please note: It is the responsiblity of all drivers to know and under stand the University parking rules and regulations. Parking regulations are enforced 24-hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays. Please obey all posted signs and/or curb markings. Please click here for more information about parking regulations. Click here for campus map.

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