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While you might be eager to transition from high school to college, it’s not always easy. That’s why we encourage you to attend the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Start program. For two weeks, you’ll join fellow students and learn what it takes to conquer your coursework, tackle your exams and achieve academic success at Arizona State University. Plus, you get to move to campus early and earn three elective credits for free.
Participation is by invitation only, space is limited. RSVP here to secure your spot.
Already received your invitation, but still have questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
College is said to be the best time of your life, so why wouldn’t you want to get a head start? The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers 11 different, major-specific Early Start programs to give you the tools you need to be successful at ASU, all at no cost to you! Each program is designed to create an immersive, integrated experience of college life where you’ll learn what to expect for the upcoming fall semester.
Sunday, Aug. 4
Friday, Aug. 16
All meals included
This program is designed to keep you busy throughout its entirety. You’ll be fully immersed in Sun Devil life for two weeks, working with faculty and peer mentors from your major. From getting a taste of scientific research, to engaging with innovators in the humanities and social sciences, you’ll learn how to be a successful student and prepare for your upcoming courses.
You’ll also enjoy social and academic activities tailored to your major, including:
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Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
BioBridge Early Start
Psychology Early Start
Actuarial Sciences, Computational Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Early Start
School of Molecular Sciences Early Start
Earth and Environmental Studies, Earth and Space Exploration
Sundial Early Start
School of Politics and Global Studies Early Start
Justice Studies, Women and Gender Studies
School of Social Transformation Early Start
Family and Human Development, Sociology
The Sanford School Early Start
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Early Start
Anthropology, Global Health, Applied Mathematics for Life and Social Sciences
School of Human Evolution and Social Change Early Start
English, Film and Media Studies
Asia Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Asian Languages, French, German, International Letters and Cultures, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Humanities Early Start
How will I know if I’m invited to participate in the Early Start program?
Eligible students will be invited by email and will also receive a postcard in the mail.
I’d like to participate, but I didn’t receive an invitation. Can I still participate?
Unfortunately, participation is limited for the Early Start program.
How much does it cost to attend the Early Start program?
There is no cost for you to attend, as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences covers the cost of instruction, your room and all meals during the two-week program. However, if you’re unable to complete the program, you’ll be responsible for your housing cost if you continue to live on campus during the Early Start period.
What is the daily schedule?
You can expect to be busy from early morning until the evening. There are also activities scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Exact hours may vary depending on your specific program.
Can I still work during the program?
No, you will not be able to work during the program. The Early Start schedule is very time intensive, and you can expect to be busy all day and into the evening throughout the entirety of the program.
I need to miss some of the activities – is that okay?
The Early Start program is designed to maximize your success at ASU, so your attendance at all scheduled activities is required.
Where will I live during the program?
If you have a fall housing assignment, you’ll be able to live on campus during Early Start. You will need to complete an ‘Early Arrival’ request in the Housing application (found through My ASU). We try to accommodate all students to move directly into their room for the fall, but some students may have a temporary room assignment during Early Start.
If I’m living off campus, can I still participate in the Early Start program?
Yes, students who will be commuting can participate in Early Start.