Early Start Program

Early Start Program and Summer Bridge 

Complete Early Start by attending Summer Bridge at CSUDH

Summer Bridge is a six-week program that consists of academic courses and college knowledge workshops that provide students the opportunity to develop study skills, network with peers and faculty, and connect to campus resources. Students are able to receive credit for Early Start by completing a math and/or an English course during the summer. The program runs from Monday, June 24th through Friday, August 2nd. The Summer Bridge program is part of the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience (DHFYE).

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 Levels. Regardless of a student's  Level, 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.  

Level 1 students have already fulfilled the General Education (A2) requirement in English and/or Math and will be able to enroll in a General Education Course during the summer.   

Level 2 students are ready to enter into the General Education (A2) required class for the fall semester. Level 2 students will be able to enroll in a General Education Course during the summer.  

Level 3 students are strongly encouraged to begin their path to completing General Education English and/or Math requirements  by participating in an appropriate Early Start course(s) during the summer.  

Level 4 students are strongly recommended to begin their path to completing General Education English and/or Math requirements by participating in an appropriate Early Start course(s) during the summer.

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. 

FAQ

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