Early Start Program

Early Start Program and the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience

Get Your Early Start at CSUDH

Early Start allows incoming freshmen students to begin their path to completing General Education English and/or Math courses in the Summer prior to starting classes in the fall semester. This path to completing General Education English and Math is different for each student and is determined by placement into categories. Regardless of a student's category, incoming freshmen students will be able to participate in a course during the summer semester that allows them to earn units towards completing their degree at CSUDH.  

Category 1 students have already fulfilled the General Education (A2) requirement in English and Math and are placed in a GE Course through the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience in the summer.  

Category 2 students are ready to enter into the General Education (A2) required class for the fall semester. These students will be placed in a GE Course through the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience in the summer.  

Category 3 students are recommended to begin their path to completing General Education English and Math requirements. These students will be placed in an appropriate Early Start course during the summer.  

Category 4 students must begin their path to completing General Education English and Math requirements by participating in an appropriate Early Start course during the summer before they can attend classes in the fall semester.  

Next Steps 

After you have completed your Intent to Enroll, sign up for New Student Orientation. When you attend New Student Orientation, you will be placed into the appropriate course for your summer experience at CSUDH. 

Why Early Start and the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience?

Learn how these opportunities prepare you for success at CSUDH and place you on the path to your degree. Click here to see the benefits of attending the First Year Experience.

FAQ

How much does it cost? How long is the program? Get the answers to your questions here.