Early Start is a new enrollment requirement for some First-time Freshmen (FTF). Test scores determine whether a student is required to participate in Early Start.

The CSU wants to help first-time freshmen applicants get an “Early Start” toward their preparation for college level work. Beginning in Fall 2012, new freshmen who need extra preparation to be ready for college-level English and/or math must start that process no later than the summer before their first term.

If your test scores determine that you need extra coursework to be ready for college level courses in English, math or both, you must enroll in Early Start courses the summer before your first term at Sacramento State or at another CSU.

For questions regarding Early Start, please contact the Admissions and Outreach Office at (916) 278-7766.