About Early Start

Early Start is about student success! 

The CSU system recently enacted a policy known as "Early Start" requiring incoming students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level math and/or English to begin remediation during the summer before coming to the CSU.
The goals of Early Start are to better prepare students in math and English before their first semester, thereby improving their chances of completing a college degree.

Important Pre Early Start Information

  • Early Start is required for incoming students who have not fulfilled the Entry Level Math (ELM) and/or English Placement Test (EPT) proficiency requirements.
  • In early spring, CSU campuses will inform students who are not exempt, how and where to sign up for Early Start.
  • Early Start math and English courses will be available for students at every CSU campus, at various community colleges, and online.