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Early Start Program at CSU, Chico
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The Early Start Program (ESP) is a CSU enrollment requirement for first-time freshmen who need support in preparing for college-level English and/or math. The goal of Early Start is to better prepare you in math and English for your first semester in order to help you achieve your college degree.

Early Start 2020

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak to instruction in public and private high schools and in standardized testing, the Early Start Program has been suspended for summer 2020.

New first-year students for fall 2020 will continue to be assessed for placement based upon multiple measures and additional information regarding placement will be sent directly to students by CSU, Chico.

Please continue to read all emails from CSU, Chico sent to your Wildcat Mail account.


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