The CSU offers summer courses designed to help admitted first-year students improve their English and math skills before their first fall semester. Visit Academic Preparation 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 Program Selection page 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 (Cal Maritime does not offer CSU Early Start, but will accept proof of completion from other CSU campuses).
The course costs $191.00 per unit, plus a $2.00 campus fee, with financial aid available for students demonstrating need. You must complete the Early Start Program Selection page by June 14, 2019.
When must I complete CSU Early Start?
You must complete all CSU Early Start coursework no later than August 9, 2019.
Are there alternatives?
Yes. While the CSU recommends completing CSU Early Start, you may select from available third-party course listings.
Please read the official FAQ for additional information about availability, fees, and exemptions.
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Matthew Tener, MA
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