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A new program launched by the CSU system, Early Start allows students who need remediation in English and/or math to begin their remediation during the summer before their first semester. Find out more about meeting Early Start requirements, the benefits of Early Start, and next steps.

Early Start Requirements

Find out more about meeting Early Start requirements.



Next Steps

After you have completed your Intent to Enroll, let us know how you are going to complete you Early Start Requirement. Log on to My.CSUDH.EDU and go to the Early Start Smart Page. This step is required before you can enroll for the fall 2014 term at CSUDH. For more information about what steps you need to take, click here.

Sign Up

Once you’ve taken your EPT/ELM, completed your intent to enroll and told us how you plan to meet your Early Start requirement, it’s time to sign up for Early Start. Learn how here.




Why Early Start?

Learn how Early Start prepares you for success at CSUDH and puts you on the path to your degree. Visit Benefits.


How much does it cost? Where can I complete my Early Start requirements? Get the answers to your questions here.



Testing Services

CSUDH offers multiple dates for taking your English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM) tests on campus. Taking these tests is the first step to meeting your Early Start Requirement. See testing dates here.


Contact Us

If you're a high school senior thinking about attending CSUDH or any CSU campus, be sure to talk to your counselor now about Early Start requirements and how to meet them.

You're also welcome to contact our Early Start staff for more information:

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Welch Hall (WH), Room C290
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747 or

Phone: (310) 243-3645