About Early Start
The Early Start program invites incoming first year students to develop readiness for college-level math and/or English courses during the summer before entering the CSU. The goal of Early Start is to better prepare students in math and/or English before their first quarter, thereby improving their chances of earning a college degree.
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 academically prepared for college-level math and/or English courses based on multiple placement tests
- First year students participating in Summer Institute