Fast Start Online – Central State will come to you!


“The once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of our lives — the way we interact, work, and socialize — and with each new day, we must find ways to thrive.”

Many international students are eager to come to the United States and live on campus, but we recognize the challenges of international travel.  Some may want to limit their exposure, stay safe, and learn from home this fall and take classes online.  
Central State University understands. By offering choices, students and their families have maximum flexibility in their decision-making when enrolling at Central State and planning for the future.

Fast Start Online
Central State prepares you for your future with the Fast Start Online program.  Students will learn remotely. Fast Start Online enables first-year students to benefit from a supported transition to college-level academic work and to begin building their Central State relationships with faculty and peers. 

Complete your Freshman College Experience online. In your home environment, that is safe and structured to fit your needs.

Transfer Friendly
Central State’s Fast Start Online program offers General Education classes for the fall 2020 semester. Completely online. Just choose your area of interest and complete a block of classes specially selected to fast-track your academic career.

Gen Ed classes provide the foundation for your college career. These classes will get you started toward the successful completion of your degree.

Areas of Interest
With subject areas in the colleges of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Education; Business; and Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture, Central State’s Fast Start Online program offers something for everyone.

We’re Here to Help
Apply for the Bahamian Student Success Grant

The Central State University Bahamian Student Success Grant (Bahamian SSG) provides students the opportunity to study at Central State for the first-year at a discounted rate.

Every Bahamian student accepted into the Fast Start Online program will be awarded $2,898 to pay towards tuition, books, and fees. All recipients of the grant are also eligible for a CSU Installment Payment Plan for the remaining balance.  This makes your first-year college experience in the United States very affordable.

Tuition                         $3,288
Books/Fees                 $1,210
Total                               $4,498
Bahamian SSG          – $2,748
Student Obligation      $1,750*
*Installment Payment Plan Option
The easy four-month payment plan allows you to spread out costs for your classes.  The payment plan varies based on the down-payment amount.

It’s Your Choice
Fast Start Online Gen Ed Courses

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Central State has made choosing courses of study easy for you.  Simply choose your area of interest from any of our four colleges – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Education; Business; and Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture – and select a block of courses for the Fall 2020 semester.
Explore your options
If you decide to select a major in the future, we have you covered.  CSU offers thirty-five majors through its four academic colleges and CSU Gen Ed courses are transfer-friendly!
Uncertain about your area of interest? Choose from the many options for Undeclared Majors. No pressure. No penalty. Choose your interest area later. Contact the Office of Academic Coaching & Advising.
Sign up today. 
Choose your courses tomorrow.

College of Business

College of Education

College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

General Education | Undeclared Majors