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Early Start Program:
What is Early Start?
Looking to strengthen your skills in math and or English before attending
CSU Bakersfield? Early Start is the smart start. The Early Start Program
at CSU Bakersfield will provide you with the necessary skills you will
need in math and or English to have a successful start to you academic
career. The program is offered throughout the summer and is taught by
CSUB faculty allowing you to get accustomed to the college environment
before starting in the fall quarter.
Who must take Early Start?
Students who have taken the English Placement Test (EPT) and score
below 147 are REQUIRED to be enrolled in Early Start English.
Students who have taken the Entry Level Math (ELM) exam and score below
50 are REQUIRED to be enrolled in Early Start Math.
How can I be exempt from Early Start?
Your first step in being exempt from Early Start is placing "college
ready" through the Early Assessment Program (EAP). You may remember
the EAP from your Junior year STAR test. Please ask your high school
counselor or contact CSU Bakersfield to find out more about your EAP
For more information about how the EAP exempts you from Early Start,
please click: Early Start Program
*International Students, Out of State Students, and students participating
in the CSUB Summer Bridge or College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
are exempt from the Early Start requirements.
How much does the program Cost?
The preliminary cost for the Early Start Program is $182 per Early
Start subject. For example, if a student is required to enroll in Early
Start Math and Early Start English, the total cost for the student would
be $364. The fees for the program are subject to change based on
Are there any fee waivers available?
Students who have applied for financial aid and have an Estimated Family
Contribution of $5000 or less may be eligible for a fee waiver. Students
will be asked to apply for the fee waiver as part of the application
process to the Early Start Program.
How do I sign up for Early Start?
To Sign up for the Early Start Program, please follow the instructions
provided on the two links below:
Complete the following instructions prior to moving on to step two:
Signing up for Early Start
After completing the procedures outlined in Step 1 above, click the
following link to enroll in Early Start:
in Early Start
I have questions, how do I find out more about
For questions regarding Early Start, please contact Crystal Montoya via:
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (661) 654-2193
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