What is Coyote First STEP?

Coyote First STEP (CFS) is CSUSB’s FREE, nationally recognized and award winning, residential summer experience for students who are required to participate in Early Start math and plan to attend CSUSB in fall. Students will live on-campus in university housing for the first two weeks of the program while they complete a math course and engage in activities which are designed to promote college success. Students will experience life in the residence halls, become better acquainted with the campus and make some new friends along the way. This program was designed with students in mind to provide an introduction to student life at CSUSB while establishing a strong foundation for academic success.

Coyote First STEP Program Welcome Day Brochures below:

Which course is right for me?

New Members of the CSUSB Coyote Family

If you plan to attend CSUSB in fall 2019, and are required to complete Early Start math you will enroll in Coyote First STEP, ESM 105. 

If you plan to attend CSUSB PDC in fall 2019, and are required to complete Early Start math you will enroll in ESM 105 at the Palm Desert Campus.

If you plan to attend CSUSB in fall 2019, and are recommended to participate in Early Start English OR Early Start Math, you may meet the requirement at CSUSB by enrolling in Early Start English (ESE 170) OR Early Start Math (ESM 105) at CSUSB or PDC.

Students Who Plan to Attend Other CSU Campuses in Fall 2018

If you do not plan to attend CSUSB in fall 2019, but you would like to meet your Early Start requirement at CSUSB, you will need to participate in Early Start Math 105 OR Early Start English 107 as a host student.