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Early Start Program

The goals of Early Start are to better prepare students in math and English before their first semester, thereby improving their chances of completing a college degree.

  • Early Start is required for incoming students who have not fulfilled the Entry Level Math and/or English Placement Test 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.
  • Courses that fulfill Early Start will be available at every CSU campus, at a few community colleges, and online.
  • Financial aid will be available for those who demonstrate need.

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