CSU Early Start
Early Start Program
The Early Start Program prepares admitted first-year students placed in readiness category IV for English and/or math for GE written communication and/or math/quantitative reasoning courses. By enrolling in available developmental courses at a CSU campus of their choice during the summer prior to their first fall semester, students improve their chances of successfully earning baccalaureate degrees.
Enrollment costs $191 per unit, plus mandatory $1 fees for the selected campus' health center and student union. Students with an Estimated Family Contribution of $5,500 or less may apply for fee waivers to participate in the Early Start Program.
Only admitted California residents placed in readiness category IV for English and/or math must participate. The CSU recommends but does not require students placed in readiness category III to likewise participate at their discretion.
Non-residents/out-of-state and international students and eligible students participating in EOP Summer Bridge do not participate.
Due to its unique summer programming, Cal Maritime does not offer the Early Start Program. However, admitted cadets placed in readiness category IV may fulfill their requirements to participate in the Early Start Program by enrolling in courses at other CSU campuses or available through Westcott Courses, a third-party partner:
- English: College Reading and Composition (Non-Credit), $325
- Math: Intermediate Algebra (Non-Credit), $125