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Early Start Program

Participants accepted into the Early Start Program will help prepare the student for an easy transition into the Fall semester at Clayton State University.

Students will have the opportunity to start their college career during the summer all while earning college credits.

Participants will connect with support services while earning six college credits toward their degree requirements.

Some of the highlights of the program are:

  • Individualized study skills and learning style assessments
  • Academic skills workshops
  • Leadership development
  • Introduction to key faculty and staff
  • Individualized guidance and support from the Center for Academic Success, Center for Advisement and Retention, Financial Aid, Student Life, and more
  • Social and networking opportunities
  • Residential Living-Learning Community (optional)


The Early Start Program is open for registration

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - Classes Begin

Register for early start program

Program Benefits

  • Begin fulfilling degree requirements
  • Learn about a wealth of resources for support and guidance
  • A jump start finding your way around campus
  • Discovering all that the main campus has to offer
  • Make enduring friendships

Program Requirements

This program will be limited to a select group of applicants to Clayton State University. Once enrolled in The Early Start Program, students will need to:

  • Register for and attend The Summer Start Orientation for June 14, 2019 (Originally scheduled for June 1, 2019).
  • Complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 (School code is 008976).
  • Begin classes June 20, 2019

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