Early Start Grid/Quick Reference

Remember, students who have proven college readiness through SAT/ACT/AP/IB scores or SAT/ACT scores plus approved senior-year English and/or math do not take Early Start and are not required to take the EPT and/or ELM.  The chart below helps students who have not proven college readiness to know which, if any, Early Start course is required.  This is based on their EPT and/or ELM scores.
 
 
 
 

 

Early Start Grid


Rows: Scores; Columns: Student Type Bay Area Students

Outside of the Bay Area/Can't make it to Campus

 

ELM 0-40

 

ESM 60, in person only ESM 40 online or in person ESM 60 equivalent at certain CSUs

ELM 42-48

 

ESM 70, in person only ESM 40 online or in person ESM 70 equivalent at certain CSUs

ELM 50 and above

 

No Early Start Required No Early Start Required

EPT 0-146

 

ESE 99 in person or online ESE 99 in person or online

EPT 147 and above

 

No Early Start Required No Early Start Required