Meeting students’ needs every step of the way
As part of the CSU’s commitment to academic preparation and student success, the Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students Program (formerly the Early Start Program) offers pathways and academic and social support that align with each incoming student’s needs. The program’s goal is to ensure that first-time students successfully complete the General Education (GE) written communication (A2) and math/quantitative reasoning (B4) requirements within their first year.
How Does the Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students Program Help Students?
- Students have the opportunity to earn college credit toward graduation, in some cases the summer before the fall semester.
- The program curriculum is designed to meet student’s needs by preparing them for their GE and major coursework requirements.
- The program fosters a sense of community and belonging through services that include support in and out of the classroom experience.
- Students will be able to establish connections with their peers, faculty, and staff in their first days as a CSUF student.
Additional Information about the Supportive Pathways for First-year Students Program
CSUF has developed Fullerton Together, which is our own supportive pathways academic programming based on the unique needs of its student population. Support will be provided to students identified through CSU placement standards to complete their GE A2 and B4 requirements. It will take place during a student's first year at CSUF students attend during their first year and may include summer instruction. Examples of supportive pathways models include:
- Stretch English A2 and math B4 courses (courses extended over multiple terms)
- Labs, mentoring, advising, workshops, or tutoring
- Activities that promote a sense of community and belonging
Programs Fee for Summer Fullerton Together Program Only
The cost for the summer program is $191 per unit plus a mandatory fee of $1 for Health Facilities and $1 for the Student Union. Eligible financial aid applicants with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,000 or less may be eligible for a fee waiver of the per unit fee. There are no additional fees for programming offered during the fall and spring terms.
If you have questions about the Fullerton Together program, please send an email with your name, CWID, and question to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email response within 1-3 business days.
Eligible students can register for stretch Math courses: ESM 110 or ESM 115A.
Strech English courses: ESE 101P