Early Start Program and Coyote First STEP

Early Start Program

The Early Start Program serves CSU admitted first year students requiring skills development in written communication and/or mathematics/quantitative reasoning. The goals of Early Start are to better prepare students in written communication and math/quantitative reasoning before their first term, thereby improving their chances of successful completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Early Start Program participation is required for students needing skills development, as determined by the Early Assessment Program, College Board SAT®, ACT® Test, and multiple measures. Students are placed into categories based on these systemwide placement standards.

Coyote First STEP

Student Transitions Enrightment Program (STEP)

CSUSB has created a specific program to meet the CSU Early Start Program requirement, Coyote First STEP (CFS). This program is for students who are needing skills development in math (Category IV) and plan to attend CSUSB in fall 2018. Students will participate in a six-week intensive summer math program and will live on-campus in university housing for the first two weeks of the program. Students will take free math courses and engage in activities designed to promote college success. Move-In Day for CFS is Sunday, July 29, 2018. 


2018 registration for Early Start and Coyote First STEP will be available May 7, 2018.