Early Start at other CSU

Please check back for updates in early 2018 for the 2018 Summer Early Start




  • If multiple measures show that you will benefit from additional support in English and/or Quantitative Reasoning,  you are required to start courswork in summer 2018.
  • This is called Early Start
  • You can fulfill this summer requirement at any CSU (other than CSU Maritime in Vallejo). 
  • If you choose another CSU, please review our process below.  See here to search other CSU course offerings.


  • Take Early Start English through SF State only.  It includes our Directed Self-Placement and if you take Early Start through another CSU, you still have to complete our Directed Self-Placement.
  • You may wish to speak to an advisor before choosing a different CSU for your math course.  They may not all equally benefit your experience and pathways at SF State.

Sign up Process for Other CSUs

  1. Decide on which CSU you wish to go to in summer to fulfill the requirement.
  2. Complete our Google Form
  3. Switch your Early Start Smart Page to match your CSU choose for summer
  4. Work with that CSU to confirm your registration (check your email frequently)