Early Start Math (ESM)

ESM 40 Early Start Program in Mathematics (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: First-time freshman in Placement Category III or IV for Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. (Students in Placement Category IV must either take ESM 40 or ESM 70.)

An introduction to college-level mathematics designed to prepare students for required college level Mathematics/Quantitative reasoning courses. Especially important for students who have not taken a math course in the previous year. Units and grades earned do not count towards graduation requirements. The class is held on SF State's campus. (Grading option: CR, RP, or NC.) Not repeatable.

Course Attributes:

  • Pre-Collegiate

ESM 101 Step to State Mathematics (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: First-time freshman in Placement Category III or IV.

A week-long summer bridge course that prepares students for success in college-level mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses. Review and build math skills. Develop academic skills in quantitative reasoning, reading, writing, and critical thinking for success in college and beyond. Build community as an SF State student. Activity. (CR/NC/RP grading only)