Early Start Exemptions
You may be exempt from Early Start if you meet one of the following qualifications:
- You received the minimum required score on the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM)
|Placement Test||English Placement Test (EPT)||Entry Level Math Test|
- You are a non-resident of California (including international students)
- You successfully completed the Fresno State Summer Bridge Program
- You participated in a qualified Early Assessment Program (EAP)
- You earned the appropriate scores for exemption in the following exams:
|Test||Required score for ELM Requirement|
|SAT||550 or more on the mathematics portion of the SAT reasoning test|
|550 or more on a mathematics subject test (level 1 or level 2)|
|ACT||23 or more on the mathematics test|
|AP||3 or more on Advanced Placement Calculus or Statistics|
|Test||Required score for EPT Requirement|
|SAT||500 or more on the Critical Reading section|
|ACT||22 or more on the English Test|
|AP||3 or more on either the Language & Composition or Literature & Composition exam|
The Dean of Undergraduate Studies may grant exemptions to the Early Start program for students who document a serious and compelling reason for not participating in, or completing, an approved Early Start program. At Fresno State, a committee with representation from Admissions, Advising Services, and the faculty will review petitions and make recommendations to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, who will make the final decision and notify the student (via email) of the campus’ decision.
In providing reason(s), please note that the Fresno State Honor Code states that providing false information is grounds for dismissal from the University. Students petitioning for an exemption must provide written documentation that substantiates the reason(s) for not participating in the Early Start program. Without sufficient and qualifying supporting documentation, petitions will be denied. Click here for Exemption Petition
Please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/outreach/esp/ for more details.
Early Start Exemption Refunds
If you become exempt from the Early Start requirement before the conclusion of the class, you will be automatically dropped from your course.
You will need to request a refund of your Early Start fees if you become exempt. Click here for the refund petition form.
No refunds will be permitted after the conclusion of your Early Start class, even if you become exempt.
|Course Start Date||Last Day to Receive an Exemption Refund|
|June 22, 2015||July 3, 2015
|July 6, 2015||July 17, 2015|
|July 20, 2015||July 31, 2015