Deadlines and Key Policies

Early Start 2020: See Videos Here.  See Flyer Here.



Questions about Early Start?  Call 415-405-0436
To Learn more about English and Math Pathways, click here.







We at the Developmental Studies Office support students in the summer Early Start program and in their first-year English and Quantitative Reasoning courses.  Also, we partner with high schools with college readiness efforts.  To find out more about us, click on the About Us tab to the left.  We looking forward to partnering with you to excel in English courses, Quantitative Reasoning courses, and college in general. 


Andrew, Christa, Michelle, and Erick

Key Policies

Incoming Freshmen Fall 2020

  • All students will be placed into a college level math course or a college level math course with additional support.  Placement will be based on multiple measures, which may include test scores (CAASPP, ACT, SAT, AP, IB), senior-year course work, and high school GPA.
  • Based on these multiple measures, some students will be required to participate in our Summer Early Start program.
  • All students who do not enter having completed a college-level English course or a qualifying score on AP/IB: To have the opportunity to choose the best course for first-year composition, all entering first-time students should complete Write to Register two days before orientation.  This, combined with your English pathway in your student center, will help you make the best choice for your writing courses when enrolling.


By May 10th, 2020, students will be able to log into their student center and see which pathway/category they are following for English and math.  They should check the Alerts and Holds section for their placement by clicking "details."

See this PDF on Pathways.


Continuing Students (admitted Fall 2016 - Spring 2018) with Developmental Requirements

  • Continuing students who were admitted anytime between Fall 2016 and Spring 2018 must contact Andrew Brosnan at for more information.