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Updated Early Start Program Information Coming Soon


This video contains unrehearsed comments from several students from several CSU campuses who participated in Early Start in the last couple of years. A variety of similar mandatory Early Start programs in English as well as math are offered each summer throughout the CSU to prepare students for college.

Early Start is about student success!

Early Start Details

  • Early Start is required for incoming students who have not fulfilled the Math and/or English proficiency requirements.
  • The program takes place the summer before the freshman year.
  • Upon admission, CSU campuses will inform students how and where to sign up for Early Start.
  • Early Start math and English courses are available at every CSU campus, and online.
  • Financial aid will be available for those who demonstrate need.

For more information about Early Start, please view our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Please visit the CSU Early Start Program  page for more information.