Early Start at other CSU

The information below pertains to Early Start 2018.  Information for Early Start 2019 will be available in Spring 2019.  Email Andrew Brosnan at abrosnan@sfsu.edu with questions.




  • If multiple measures show that you will benefit from additional support in English and/or Quantitative Reasoning, you are required to start coursework in summer 2018.
  • 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 Write to Register (formerly Directed Self-Placement) and if you take Early Start through another CSU, you still have to complete our Write to Register.
  • 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 Early Start requirement.
  2. Complete our Early Start at Other CSUs Google Form.
  3. Switch your Early Start Smart Page to match your CSU choice for summer.
  4. Look for an email from your summer CSU with further instructions on how to register for Early Start.
  5. Contact your summer CSU with any further questions.

Other CSUs: Contact Information

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Early Start Contacts at other CSUs page 1

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