Early Start for Fall 2021 First-year Students
The CSU Early Start Program (ESP) will resume this summer for fall 2021 admitted, first-year students. It is a great opportunity for student to jump start their college career and connect with their CSU campus. The ESP serves CSU admitted freshmen who have not demonstrated proficiency in English and/or mathematics/quantitative reasoning as established by CSU. The goal of ESP is to better prepare students in math and/or English before their first semester, thereby improving their chances of completing a college degree. The ESP requirement may be fulfilled at any CSU campus. The Academic Preparation brochure is a guide to understand placement in first-year General Education (GE) English and math courses. To learn more about Academic Preparation and Early Start please visit the CSU Student Success site.
CSU Dashboards and Resources
The CSU strives to share pertinent information with our partners. The following sites provides valuable information about the path students take in their academic journey and beyond.
- High School Student Success - calstate.edu/highschool
- Community College Student Success - calstate.edu/communitycollege
- Community Partners Student Success calstate.edu/communitypartners
- CalStatePays - https://calstatepays.org/#/
- Information from 7 Southern California CSUs.
- Find out earnings for different majors after CSU graduation
- Explore where CSU graduates work and what they earn
- What’s the return on a CSU education?
Did you know...
CSU campuses consistently rank among the nation’s best in studies measuring social mobility, helping vast numbers of students from low-income families dramatically alter their life trajectories.
- In 2019-20, 82 percent of all CSU students (391,000+) received over $4.5 billion in total financial assistance.
- 59 percent of all undergraduates have the full cost of tuition covered by grants, scholarships or waivers.
- More than half (54 percent) of CSU baccalaureate recipients graduated with zero education loan debt.
- Of the 46 percent who graduated with debt, the average loan debt of $18,173 is well below the national average of $28,950.
For more information about CSU costs, financial aid and fee waivers visit the CSU Paying for College site.
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Want to talk directly to your future CSU campus? Reach out to the admissions office of the school you’re interested in to learn more.
Office of Admissions and Records
Division of Enrollment Management
Student Services Building, 47SA
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
San Diego State
Office of Admissions
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455
Phone: (855) 594-6336;
California freshmen and transfer applicants: 619-594-6336;
Out-of-state freshmen and transfer applicants: 619-594-3983;
International applicants: 619-594-1847