Early Start Program

Contact Information

(209) 667-3073 or (209) 667-3152

About the Early Start Program

The Early Start Program is a CSU enrollment requirement for First-time Freshmen who need to improve their skills in English and mathematics the summer prior to fall entry*. The goal of Early Start is to better prepare you for a successful academic experience. Participation will be determined by CSU placement policy.

Summer 2018

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.

Confirm TBD

Indicate where you will complete your Early Start requirement at my.csustan.edu. The Smart Page is only available after accepting admission.

How to Confirm

Register TBD

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

Pay- If required

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

Participation & Exceptions


Going Elsewhere


Courses at Stan State


Cost & Fee Waiver