The following are commonly asked questions by students required to participate in Early Start.

How do I contact the professor for a course offered at CSUCI?
Professors may be contacted through the CI Learn course portal 1 to 2 weeks before the first day. The course portal will be activated for students in their myCI account 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the class. The professor will post all pertinent information about the course, including whether a textbook is required, on CI Learn.

I am required to participate in Early Start.  What if I cannot participate?

Students who are unable to participate in Early Start because of extenuating circumstances beyond their control must submit a request to be exempted from the requirement. Please email Admissions ( and include the following information:

  1.  Full Legal Name
  2. Dolphin ID Number
  3. Briefly explain why you are unable to participate in Early Start. Attach any documentation that might help us to better understand your extenuating circumstance.

We will email our decision within 10-business days.


For further questions, please visit our Contact Information page

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