The Office of First-Year Programs designs, implements and supports programs to help first-year students achieve academic excellence in the classroom and develop a deeper understanding of, and commitment to long-term academic and career goals. We are dedicated to helping students make a successful transition from the high school classroom to the academic world of higher education. We are grounded in a strengths-based approach that helps first-year students and their instructors identify and build upon their interests, talents, and strengths with the goal of helping students become more engaged members of our campus community.
We want first-year students to be eligible to continue their studies at Cal State San Marcos beyond the first year, and we want them to choose to do so. To that end, First-Year Programs actively maintains a wide range of campus partnerships and collaborations. In particular, we have designed a first-year seminar course that helps to ensure all first year students accomplish the following:
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Promoting Academic Success for First-Year Students!