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Early Start Program Dates and Registration

Registering for an Early Start Class

Step 1: Students admitted to a CSU campus who are required to complete Early Start will receive a letter from the campus where they will attend in the Fall with instructions on how to designate where their Early Start course will be completed. If you plan to attend CSUEB, these instructions will be e-mailed to you. You can view the same instructions here: Learn how to designate where you will complete Early Start in MyCSUEB.

Step 2: If you choose to take the class at CSUEB you will be provided instructions on how to register for your preferred course date/time and submit your course fee payment. If you choose another CSU, that campus (not CSUEB) will contact you with course registration instructions.

Early Start Course Dates

Early Start classes will be offered during the summer. Specific dates and times vary by campus. Visit for a full list of courses available at the 23 CSU campuses.

CSUEB offers a two-week Early Start math class with all instructions offered online and a five-week math course offered in a traditional classroom format. CSUEB's three-week Early Start English class is not online; it is offered in a traditional classroom format.

Early Start Dates - English
SubjectCourse Start DateCourse Registration DeadlineFee Payment Deadline
Early Start English 7/10/2017 6/30/2017 7/3/2017
Early Start English* 8/1/2017 7/21/2017 7/25/2017
Early Start English* 8/22/2017 8/11/2017 8/15/2017

* for incoming CSUEB students only

CSUEB Offers two Early Start math courses:

ESM 750 is a 2-week, 1.5 quarter unit, fully online course with no on campus meetings. This course can be taken by any student required to participate in Early Start math and will only fulfill the Early Start requirement. Students taking this class must have Internet access and a computer. Student independently review course materials posted online by the instructor, work problems through the ALEKS system, and pose questions through e-mails and message boards.

ESM 950 is a 5-week, 4 quarter unit course taught in a traditional classroom setting. This course is only open to students with an ELM score between 42-48 or who are Conditionally Ready for math. Successful completeion of ESM 950 will satisfy both the Early Start and remediation requirements.

Early Start Dates - Math
SubjectCourse Start DateCourse Registration DeadlineFee Payment Deadline
Early Start Math** 6/19/2017 6/9/2017 6/13/2017
Early Start Math 7/10/2017 6/30/2017 7/3/2017
Early Start Math 7/17/2017 7/7/2017 7/11/2017
Early Start Math** 7/24/2017 7/14/2017 7/18/2017
Early Start Math* 8/7/2017 7/28/2017 8/1/2017
Early Start Math* 8/21/2017 8/11/2017 8/15/2017

* for incoming CSUEB students only **start dates for both the 2 week and 5 week math courses

For additional information about specific course dates visit the CSU Early Start course search web site.


If taking Early Start at CSUEB, you must register for your preferred Early Start course date/time by the course registration deadline and submit your fee payment by the fee payment deadline or your course will be dropped. If you are no longer required to participate in the Early Start program and wish to receive a refund, drop the class in MyCSUEB by the first day of class.

Accessibility Services

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