Early Start Writing (ESW)

ESW 1 is a week-long summer course offered to newly-admitted CSU students.

The ESW 1 course serves as an introduction to the university. Students will begin to develop college-level literacy skills and habits of mind.

Watch the video below to hear more about the benefits of the ESW 1 experience from both a professor and former student.

ESW 1 is a one-unit, college-level course. Classes are approximately three (3) hours long and meet Monday-Friday for one week. For course options, explore the Summer 2022 Schedule of Classes.

For Questions and Support:
The instructors, peer mentors, and academic coaches of ESW 1 look forward to welcoming you to The Beach!

Who to Contact with Questions



General Questions Related to ESW 1

Dr. W. Gary Griswold
ESW Program Coordinator
Email: william.griswold@csulb.edu

ESM 100 Registration Support

College of Professional and International Education (CPIE)
Phone: 562.985.5704

Am I Required to Take ESM?

Refer to your Early Start Notification in your CSULB Student Email

I Need Help with My Math Course Placement and Schedule

Mentoring, Advising and Placement Support (MAPS)
Email: mapsprogram@csulb.edu
Phone: 562.985.7895