If you are a freshman starting at a CSU campus in Fall and do not meet the exemption criteria below, you must participate in the Early Start program during the summer. You must participate because your current test scores on file indicate you are not ready for college-level English and/or Math.
The following freshmen are exempt from the Early Start Summer Program:
View a diagram of who must complete Early Start as it relates to Math and English placement testing.
Only if you have an extreme or extenuating circumstance beyond your control preventing you from completing the mandatory Early Start requirement during the summer can you petition for an exemption. Submit your petition to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your full name, NetID number, and a detailed explanation of your situation with supporting documentation if appropriate.