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CSU Early Start


What is CSU Early Start?

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.

Who participates?

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.

How do I register?

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.

Important: Follow these instructions to complete the Early Start Program Selection page.

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.

Where can I learn more about CSU Early Start?

Please read the official FAQ for additional information about availability, fees, and exemptions.

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Coordinator, Academic Preparation & Support

Matthew Tener, MA
Student Services 127
(707) 654-1081


Campus Resources

Office of Admission
Student Services Building
(707) 654-1330

Office of Financial Aid
Student Services Building
(707) 654-1287

Office of the Registrar
Student Services Building
(707) 654-1201

University Advisors
Laboratory Building 111
(707) 654-1794

Laboratory Building 112
(707) 654-1785

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