CAMP College Assistance Migrant Program

Mission Statement:

"To provide entering first-year students with an array of support services and opportunities
for cultural affirmation that lead to personal and educational success as measured by exceptional levels of community involvement and academic persistence to graduation."

What is CAMP?

The College Assistance Migrant Program is a unique educational program at California State University San Marcos. This program aims to help students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds to succeed in college. CAMP is a national program that was established over thirty years ago and has helped thousands of students accomplish their educational goals. CSUSM was fortunate to have been awarded the CAMP grant in 2002. CAMP offers students pre-college transition and first-year support services to help develop the skills needed to stay in school and successfully graduate from college. CAMP students complete their first year and graduate at a higher rate than other students.

CAMP Can Help You:

  • Complete the necessary forms for admission
  • Assist you with financial aid application
  • Assist you to find housing either on-campus or off-campus and find roommates with the same interests
  • Select and register for classes
  • Introduce you to CSUSM services
  • Adjust to college life through individual and group counseling
  • Develop a support system to improve study skills
  • Learn college survival skills
  • Obtain tutors for in basic skills and specific courses
  • Introduce you to other student CSUSM programs which will provide you with on-going support services throughout your college years
  • Receive supplemental financial assistance
  • Some students may possibly receive additional funds for living expenses based on individual need

CAMP provides a family-like atmoshphere. CAMP students take classes together, study, share housing, socialize and participate in many special activities. CAMP's dedicated staff is committed to helping students succeed at California State University San Marcos.

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