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Early Start Math Overview

 

To get started on ESM please follow the directions on the Admissions and Records Early Start Page.

 

Notes for all ESM courses

At the end of your CSUN Early Start Math course you will receive either Credit (CR), ESM Requirement Met (RP), or No-Credit (NC) in your EMS course. In addition your placement in Developmental or GE Mathematics will be determined by a numerical score (ESM Score) that your instructor will record. Credit in ESM does not necessarily mean improved placement in Developmental or GE Mathematics. There are four possibilities:

ESM Outcomes

ESM ScoreReasonMath Placement and next stepsESM Course Grade

0

Failure to complete sufficient work to show minimum required effort.

Placement based on prior ELM score.

NC

1

Completion of sufficient work to show minimum required effort.

Placement based on prior ELM score. No further action necessary.

RP

34

Completion of sufficient work to show minimum required effort and passing the course content for math 092.

Placement based on ELM equivalent score of 34 (eligible for CSUN Math 093 or 097). 

CR

50

Completion of sufficient work to show minimum required effort and passing the course content for math 093 or math 097.

GE-Level Mathematics. 

CR

 

Early Start fee waivers will be available for those demonstrating need. California residents who applied for financial aid and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,000 or less are eligible for a fee waiver for any ESM course.

 

ESM Course Descriptions

ESM 092

Prerequisite: None. First in a 2-semester sequence of developmental mathematics courses. Students scoring below 34 on the ELM need to complete MATH 092 and MATH 093 successfully to be remediated. Topics covered include fractions, decimal notation, percent, real numbers and algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities. Credit (CR), Record Participation (RP) and No Credit (NC) only. Students earning CR in ESM 092 are eligible to enroll in Math 093. Students who participate sufficiently in class activities but have made insufficient progress for improved math placement receive a grade of RP. RP does not make students eligible for GE level mathematics classes nor MATH 093, but does satisfy the Early Start requirement. Neither CR nor RP will apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 3 units of University Credit. This course is not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have received credit in MATH 092.

ESM 099

Prerequisite: 34-48 on ELM. This is an accelerated review of elementary algebra topics: equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, graphing, radical expressions, quadratic equations and functions. Credit (CR), Record Participation (RP) and No Credit (NC) only. Students earning CR in ESM 099 are eligible to enroll in GE level Math. Students who participate sufficiently in class activities but have made insufficient progress for improved math placement receive a grade of RP. RP does not make students eligible for GE level mathematics classes, but does satisfy the Early Start requirement. Neither CR nor RP will apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 3 units of University Credit. This course is not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have received credit in MATH 093.

ESM 097 (Please see your advisor before enrolling in ESM 097)

Prerequisite: 34-48 on ELM. The course covers topics in elementary algebra and pre-statistics: equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, graphing, quadratic equations and functions, introduction to statistical vocabulary and reading comprehension in mathematical and statistical contexts, data analysis, basic probability, introduction to the normal distribution and inference. Credit (CR), Record Participation (RP) and No Credit (NC) only. Students earning CR in ESM 097 are eligible to enroll Math 131 and 140 ONLY. Students who participate sufficiently in lab activities but have made insufficient progress for improved math placement receive a grade of RP. RP does not make students eligible for GE level mathematics classes, but does satisfy the Early Start requirement. Neither CR nor RP will apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 3 units of University Credit. This course is not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have received credit in MATH 093 or M096S.

ESM 091A

Prerequisite: None. This is a self-paced diagnostic and preparation for ELM material designed for students with ELM scores below 34. Topics covered include fractions, decimal notation, percent, real numbers and algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities. Credit (CR), Record Participation (RP) and No Credit (NC) only. Students earning CR in ESM 091A are eligible to enroll in Math 093. Students who participate sufficiently in lab activities but have made insufficient progress for improved math placement receive a grade of RP. RP does not make students eligible for GE level mathematics classes nor MATH 093, but does satisfy the Early Start requirement. Neither CR nor RP will apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 1 unit of University Credit. This course is not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have received credit in MATH 092.

ESM 091B

Prerequisite: 34-48 on ELM. This is a self-paced diagnostic and preparation for ELM material designed for students with ELM scores of 34-48. Credit (CR), Record Participation (RP) and No Credit (NC) only. Students earning CR in ESM 091B are eligible to enroll in GE level Math. Students who participate sufficiently in lab activities but have made insufficient progress for improved math placement receive a grade of RP. RP does not make students eligible for GE level mathematics classes, but does satisfy the Early Start requirement. Neither CR nor RP will apply toward the baccalaureate degree but will apply as 1 unit of University Credit. This course is not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have received credit in MATH 093.

 


CSUN Early Start Math Class Offerings for Summer 2017

Face-to-Face classes (3 units): June 19-July 31

ESM 092:
MTWTh 9-12pm, or 1-4pm, or 5-8pm

ESM 099:
MTWTh 9-12pm, or 1-4pm, or 5-8pm

ESM 097:
MTWTh 9-12pm, or 1-4pm, or 5-8pm

The current fee estimate is $548 If you park on campus, you must purchase a parking permit.

 

Face-to-Face classes (1 unit): June 26-Aug 2

ESM 091A:
9-12pm M or T or W or Th or F

1-4pm M or T or W or Th

5-8pm M or T or W or Th

ESM 091B:
9-12pm M or T or W or Th or F

1-4pm M or T or W or Th

5-8pm M or T or W or Th

The current fee estimate is $182 per unit. An additional campus fee of $2.00 may be required. If you park on campus, you must purchase a parking permit.

 

Face-to-Face classes (1 unit): July 12 - Aug 2

ESM 091A:

Meeting times: by arrangement. Students will be notified via CSUN email.

ESM 091B:

Meeting times: by arrangement. Students will be notified via CSUN email.

The current fee estimate is $182 per unit. An additional campus fee of $2.00 may be required. If you park on campus, you must purchase a parking permit.

 

Walk in tutoring for all Developmental Mathematics students is available in BH 400 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information about the Early Start Math courses, please contact Andrea Nemeth ( ) or call the Developmental Math Office (818) 677-2231.