Early Start Program

Registration for Early Start Programs is open on your MAVzone!

The transition from high school to college is a major step. CMU's Early Start Programs are designed to give students valuable knowledge about their college journey. Build connections with other first-time students, earn college credit and engage in what it means to be a Maverick. 

There are three tracks in the early start program: full, PB and GOALS — more information on each track is available below. Students will be automatically placed into a track based on their admit level. If you are not sure of your admit level, please contact your admissions counselor or the Admissions Office.

If you have signed up and are no longer planning to attend, submit a withdrawal request here before July 31 to prevent non-refundable charges to your account.

Full Track

The full track is for students who have been fully admitted to CMU.

August 9-14, 2020

This is a full week of being immersed in campus life and learning how to be the best student you can be. Taught by CMU faculty, the ESP program is designed to give students a better understanding of the skills needed to be successful in college, like study skills, test-taking strategies and time management techniques. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet your Mavily and learn how to navigate campus before the semester start. Participants will earn two credit hours.

What does this track entail?

  • Move onto campus a week early (Sunday)
  • Attend your two-credit course
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Participate in Student Life activities
  • Connect with other New Mavs
  • Attend the Mav Nation BBQ

What is the cost?

The cost of each Early Start Program ranges from $300-$465 (plus tuition) and is based on whether the student will be living on campus or commuting. Cost includes housing (if staying on campus), food and program materials. Final cost details will be sent in an email confirmation. The program cost is added to your student account.

PB Track

The PB track is for students who have been admitted into the Provisional Baccalaureate (PB) program.

August 9-14, 2020

We highly encourage PB students to take advantage of this opportunity to delve into their next steps as a Maverick. By participating in MVP, you will have the advantage of completing the required UNIV 100 course (one-credit) during your early arrival. If you chose not to participate in the MVP program, you will complete the full University 100 course, weekly, during your first semester at CMU.

What does this track entail?

  • Move onto campus a week early (Sunday)
  • Attend your one-credit course
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Participate in Student Life activities
  • Connect with other New Mavs
  • Attend the Mav Nation BBQ

What is the cost?

The cost of each Early Start Program ranges from $300-$465 (plus tuition) and is based on whether the student will be living on campus or commuting. Cost includes housing (if staying on campus), food and program materials. Final cost details will be sent in an email confirmation. The program cost is added to your student account.

GOALS Track

The GOALS track is for students who have been admitted into the GOALS program.

August 11-13, 2020

The GOALS track is centered around academic preparedness, team building and life success skills. Activities encompassing this week include success planning, connecting with current GOALS students and immersing yourself in the Grand Junction community.

What does this track entail?

  • Move onto campus early (Tuesday)
  • Meet GOALS peers and instructors
  • Make an action plan to reach your college goals
  • Become familiar with GOALS and campus resources
  • Participate in Student Life activities
  • Attend the Mav Nation BBQ

What is the cost?

The cost for the GOALS Kick-off is $65-$125 and is based on whether the student will be living on campus or commuting. Cost includes housing (if staying on campus), food and program materials. The program cost is added to your student account.