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The CSU Early Start Program

Welcome to California State University, San Marcos! We are thrilled that you have chosen to pursue higher education with us. This page will help explain the Early Start Program on our campus and provide information on how to satisfy your math and/or English Early Start requirements.

Math:
All students who have not demonstrated college readiness must participate (students with an ELM score less than 50 and EAP Conditional students who did not take and pass a CSU approved Senior Year Math Experience course to meet the condition for exemption). 

English:
All students who have not demonstrated college readiness must participate (students with an EPT score less than 147 and EAP Conditional students who did not take and pass a CSU approved senior year English course to meet the condition for exemption).

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SPRING 2016

03.19.16 - EPT/ELM Exam Day at CSUSM

04.02.16 - EPT/ELM Exam Day at CSUSM

05.01.16 - Deadline to accept admission offer

05.07.16 - Final date to take EPT/ELM exam for all Fall 2016 admits

05.16.16 - Last Day to Register For Early Start Information Session

06.04.16 - Early Start Information Session

07.15.16 - Deadline to complete Early Start Program Smart Page

08.10.16 - Deadline to complete Early Start activities