Main Content Region

Early Start Program

Early Start Program

As part of CSUSB's commitment to academic preparation and student success, Early Start Math and English courses offer educational and social support. The program's goal is to ensure that first-time students complete the General Education (GE) written communication (A2) and math/quantitative reasoning (B4) requirements within their first year.

How Does Early Start Courses Help Students?

  • Classes are designed to foster a sense of community and belonging. 
  • Students can establish connections with their peers, faculty, and staff in their first days as CSUSB students.
  • The curriculum helps prepare students for success in their GE and major coursework requirements. 
  • Students have the opportunity to earn college credit toward graduation.

Multiple Measures evaluate students' incoming academic preparation and determine which first-year General Education English and math/qualitative reasoning (QR) courses are right for each student.

Summer 2023

Early Start Math (ESM) and Early Start English (ESE) courses begin on July 10, 2023, and end on August 3, 2023.

ESM 1050 will be instructed in person on the San Bernardino Campus. ESE 1050 will be taught entirely online (asynchronous).