Early Start Program (ESP)
The Early Start Program was mandated by the CSU Board of Trustees in response to numbers of new students requiring remediation in mathematics and English. The goals of the CSU Early Start Program include better preparation of new students in mathematics and English by starting in the summer preceding their first fall term at the CSU campus, provide better assessment of academic preparation and improve the student's likelihood for successful completion of a college degree.
If a student was required to take the EPT/ELM, his or her results could make the student a candidate for our Early Start Program (ESP) as a final attempt to provide readiness for entry into CSU English and/or mathematics courses before beginning courses at the CSU.
ESP is a program to be completed in the summer after graduation from high school and prior to taking courses at the CSU campus the student has been admitted to.