The following are some commonly asked questions after students register and pay to attend an Early Start course at CI.

When and how will I receive confirmation that I have registered and/or paid for Early Start courses?

Students will receive an email within 48 hours after their registration and/payment was received. Students are to contact Extended University at 805.437.2748 if they do not receive such confirmation.

Where do I go on the day of Early Start?

Classroom assignments may be viewed by logging into their myCI, clicking CI Records, and viewing the “Academics” section. “Academics” is where students will see their class schedule with room assignments. For a campus map, please visit

How do I contact the professor?

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 on CI Learn.

Do I need a textbook for my course(s)?


What should I bring with me to my Early Start class?

Please bring a pencil and paper.

How much is parking?

CI parking is available at $6 (subject to change) for a daily permit and may be purchased in dispensers located in lots A1, A2, and A4. For more information and directions to campus, log on to

Are there places to eat while I am on campus?

Yes, during the summer the Town Center marketplace, coffee shop and dining facilities will be open. For more information on hours, please visit:

If I have further questions about the course, who do I call?

Please call Extended University at 805-437-2748.

When will CI receive my Early Start scores?

Early Start scores are received in batches from CSU campuses once Early Start programs are completed (beginning in early-to-mid-August). Verification of completion will be sent to the student’s home campus (where he or she will be studying in the fall).

The student’s To Do List will be updated once his or her scores are received.

How can I view my Early Start scores (grades)?

Students will be able to view their scores via their myCI portal starting mid-August. To access their scores, students will click on CI Records. Under Academics, students then select “Course History” from the drop-down menu on the left-hand side. Click “ok,” and they will be directed to a new page with their Early Start scores.

What happens if my Early Start course is cancelled?

Early Start courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Should that happen, you will be contacted by Extended University and provided the following options:

  • The opportunity to attend another class offered at a different time, if one is available.
  • A full refund and a referral to another CSU campus offering a similar class.