Early Start Program at CSU, Chico
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Do I have to participate in the Early Start program?

Beginning May 6, check your Early Start Program Page in your Student Center to determine your Early Start requirement. This status may be updated so be sure to submit transcripts and grade verifications to the CSU, Chico Admissions Office as soon as possible. If you are unsure whether you are required to take Early Start, or for more detailed information on these requirements, please visit the CSU, Chico Admissions web site.

Exempt Students: The following students are not required to participate in Early Start:

• International students and residents of states other than California (non-residents).

• Students participating in the CSU, Chico Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Summer Bridge Program.

What are my options for fulfilling the Early Start requirement?

• Complete an Early Start course(s) this summer through CSU, Chico, or

• Complete an on-campus or online Early Start course this summer at another CSU campus, or

• Complete an appropriate course in mathematics and/or English this summer at a California Community College. Please contact the CSU, Chico Admissions office at 1-800-542-4426 for more information about this option.

How do I access my class?

We'll send you an email telling you when your online class is ready. Go to the Early Start Portal Login web page, and enter your Username and Password. Click on the My Early Start Class link. When it's time time, we'll provide a pdf with step-by-step instructions to help.

Both Early Start English and Early Start Math are taught online in our Blackboard Learn system. All of your class materials will be accessed in Blackboard Learn.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you make sure your computer can access your Early Start class the week before your class starts! Once you can login to your class, you can get familiar with your online class by accessing the practice class.


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.