The CSU offers summer courses designed to help admitted first-year students improve their English and math skills before their first fall semester. Visit the College Readiness webpage for the full list of qualifiers.
California residents demonstrating need for additional development in English and/or math will participate in CSU Early Start. Review the multiple measures to determine whether or not you must participate. Non-residents and international students do not participate.
Register through the Early Start Smartpage in the MyCalMaritime student portal. You may enroll in classroom-based, online, or hybrid classes at any CSU campus, but must enroll in a three-unit minimum course (Note: Cal Maritime does not presently offer CSU Early Start, but will accept proof of completion from other CSU campuses). The course costs $182.00 per unit, plus a $2.00 campus fee, with financial aid available for students demonstrating need. You must complete the Early Start Smartpage by June 15th, 2018.
When must I complete CSU Early Start?
You must complete all CSU Early Start coursework no later than August 10th, 2018.
Are there alternatives to CSU Early Start?
Yes. While the CSU recommends completing CSU Early Start, you may select from available third-party course listings. If selecting an online option, you may still need to complete a proctored final exam at an approved testing center.
Please read the official FAQ for additional information about availability, fees, and exemptions.
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