About the Early Start Program
The CSU Early Start Program is designed for First-time Freshmen who need supported instruction in English and mathematics. The goal of Early Start is to better prepare you for a successful academic experience. Participation will be determined by CSU placement policy.
You have the option of taking your Early Start courses at Stanislaus State, another CSU, or a community college (with prior approval). Please note that some CSU campuses offer online Early Start classes. Stanislaus State does not have online Early Start classes. You can get an overview of the Early Start Program by reviewing the presentation below or downloading its slides.
May 4 - June 15: Indicate where you will complete your Early Start requirement at my.csustan.edu. The Smart Page is only available after accepting admission. If you are required to do Early Start in both math and English, you can choose which subject to enroll in. If you are a STEM major, we recommend you enroll in math.
How to Confirm Video
May 8 - June 29: Follow the registration instructions of the CSU or community college selected. For Stanislaus State, allow 24 hours after completing your Smart Page to register.
How to Register Video
If you are not eligible for the Early Start financial aid fee waiver you must pay the by specified deadline or you will be dropped from your class(es).
How to Pay Video