Early Start Program
The Early Start Program serves CSU admitted first - time freshman 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 recommended or required for students needing skills development, as determined by the Early Assessment Program, College Board SAT®, ACT® Test, high school coursework and grades. Many factors, also know as "multiple measures" are used to evaluate a students' academic preperation and to place them into general education (GE) English and math courses that are right for them. CSUSB has developed a road map to assist with understanding placement based on the multiple measures:
Students may complete the Early Start Program at CSUSB or any other CSU, a listing of courses at all campuses can be found at http://earlystart.csusuccess.org/csu_early_start
|Fulfilled Requirement: Has fulfilled the GE Subarea A2 or B4 requirement||Student has met the CSU GE Breadth Subarea A2 and/or B4 requirement via Advanced Placement (AP) examination, International Baccalaureate (IB) examination or transferable course|
|Enroll in GE Course: Ready for placement in a GE Subarea A2 or B4 course||Student has met examination standards and/or multiple measures-informed standards and is ready for GE Subarea A2 or B4 course|
|Enroll in Supported GE Course: Placement in a supported GE Subarea A2 or B4 course and recommended Early Start||Based on new multiple measures, student needs additional academic support
Participation in the Early Start Program (ESP) is recommended and may be highly advisable for some students, particularly STEM majors
|ESP Required Enroll in Supported GE Course: Require placement in a supported GE Subarea A2 or B4 course or the first term of an applicable stretch course and required Early Start||Based on new multiple measures, student needs additional academic support
Participation in the Early Start Program (ESP) is required
Coyote First STEP
Student Transition Enrichment 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 require skills development in math (Category IV) and plan to attend CSUSB in fall. 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.
Registration for Early Start and Coyote First STEP will be available May 2019.