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: Early Start English 131: Writing Workshop is a combined online and in-person 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. Credit /No Credit grading.

• Class is online from 7/29–8/21.
• Class meets on campus on 8/22 from 2–5 p.m., and on 8/23 from 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Fee(s): $191+ $2 campus-based fee.
Class Dates: July 29–August 23
Registration Opens: July 8
Registration Deadline: July 24

Early Start Math 290

Description: A 1-unit course that 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.

• Class meets on campus from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on 8/21, 8/22 & 8/24

Fee(s): $191+ $2 campus-based fee.
Class Dates:
August 21–24
Registration Opens: July 8
Registration Deadline: August 14

Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for accessing any information on this website, please contact Regional & Continuing Education. For accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.