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CSU Freshmen to Get an Early Start on Critical Skills

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Individual campuses will notify students admitted for fall 2012 if they are required to attend the summer program.

Media contacts:
Erik Fallis, CSU Media Relations, (562) 951-4800
Pat Harris, SJSU Media Relations, (408) 924-1748

Beginning this summer, incoming students to the California State University who need to strengthen math and English skills will get a boost through the CSU’s “Early Start” program.  The goal is to begin the skills-building process before students arrive on campus for their freshmen year.

“Early Start is a smart start that paves the way for student success,” said Ephraim Smith, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. “Students will develop those skills that are tested on a daily basis on university campuses and be better equipped for courses that count toward their degree.”

Individual campuses will notify students admitted for fall 2012 if they are required to attend the summer program based on entry skills testing.  Students are not required to complete all skills building work during the summer; however, the summer program will be the first opportunity to begin refining those skills.

Read the CSU news release.

View the SJSU Early Start web page.