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1. What is the Early Start Program?

The Early Start Program consists of developmental English and math courses during the summer for students requiring additional skill development in English and math. These courses are designed to provide support to students and initiate their progress in completing developmental coursework. For some students, the Early Start Program initiates English and/or math skill development and will continue to take developmental courses well into their first year, while others may complete their requirement during the Early Start Program. Placement is determined on the level of skill development a student has demonstrated they need based on multiple measures of assessment (SAT, ACT, CAASPP EAP, AP and other high school academic information).

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2. Do I need to participate in the Early Start Program?

Depending on your score, you may be required to complete Early Start English or Early Start math courses, or both. The university will notify you of your requirement to participate and provide you with information on how to register for the Early Start Program. More information coming soon. For additional questions, regarding your participation you may contact Please include your Bronco ID number in your message so we can better assist you.

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3. Why do I need to complete the Early Start Program?

The Early Start Program is required in accordance with CSU Executive Order 1110, which requires that all CSU students in need of academic support in English and math take courses to prepare them for college-level English and math the summer before their first term of enrollment.

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4. What happens if I do not complete the Early Start requirement?

Participation in the Early Start Program is an enrollment requirement and therefore mandatory. If you do not complete the early Start requirement, you could be asked to leave the university. 

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