Early Start Math (ESM 1)

  1. The goal of ESM 1 is to prepare students for college-level mathematics classes. ESM 1 is designed to provide students ample opportunities to meet peers and mentors and provide students guidance to navigate through a myriad of requirements and resources during the overwhelming first year of college.
  2. Use the Schedule of Summer Classes to enroll in an ESM 1 class that works for your schedule.
  3. All students of ESM 1 will receive a free ALEKS PPL license, making EMS 1 a zero material cost course.
  4. ESM 1 students will work with ALEKS PPL at home for a minimum of 5 hours a week for 5 weeks. The work involves learning mathematics topics by reading materials, watching video tutorials, and practicing problems on a computer.
  5. ESM 1 will take place in a computer lab; however, students are also welcome to bring their personal laptop to use during class.
  6. During class, students are expected to ask questions, interact with peers and instructors, and become increasingly more familiar and comfortable with learning in a college environment.