Program Description

The "Early Start" program in the CSU requires incoming first year students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level math and/or English to begin remediation during the summer before coming to the CSU. 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.

First year students who are required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) exam are strongly encouraged to prepare and study in order to do well on the tests. Test results will determine whether enrollment in Early Start is required.

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First Year Students Exempt from Early Start

  • First year students who are not California residents
  • First year students who are international students
  • First year students who clear both English and mathematics remediation requirements by their high school graduation date
  • First year students participating in Summer Institute
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Fulfilling the Requirement

Details coming soon...

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