Early Start Program at CSU, Chico
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If you are planning to attend Chico State, you are strongly encouraged to complete your Early Start experience at Chico since our courses are designed specifically to prepare you for the college-level math and English courses you will take in fall. If you are not attending Chico State, you may wish to consider completing Early Start through the campus you’ll be attending in the fall. 

Early Start English 131

Description: Writing Workshop is an  online set of activities that will help students understand and strengthen their writing processes in preparation for English 130W. Workshop topics include literacy practices, writing tools, and portfolio preparation.  This 1 unit course may be taken more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit /No Credit grading.

• Asynchronous-Log on daily Monday through Thursday at any time to complete assignments.

Fee(s): $191+ $2 campus-based fee.
Class Number: 1210
Class Dates:
July 26–August 17
Registration Opens: July 6
Registration Deadline: July 21

Early Start Math 290

Description: MATH 290 is the first of three components of a stretched general education offering for students requiring Early Start Math. Students completing the stretch sequence will satisfy both a GE science and the GE quantitative reasoning/mathematics requirements. This first component is intended to prepare students for the co-requisite math and science curriculum offered at CSU, Chico, and meets Early Start Math requirements. The course will include specific and relevant mathematics content: Number sense, graphical reasoning, and algebraic thinking. It will also emphasize familiarity with the processes and tools of the co-requisite science course that students will take in the fall. This will include setting up and gaining familiarity with course content software, university processes, and other relevant campus information designed to support student success. Open only to incoming freshman subject to the Early Start requirement. 1 unit.

• Synchronous-meets online at required time from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fee(s): $191+ $2 campus-based fee.
Class Number:
Class Dates:
August 2-6
Registration Opens: July 6
Registration Deadline: July 28

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