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PASO Project Director

PASO Director Message 

As the Pathways to Academic Success and Opportunities (PASO) Director, I thank you for showing interest in our program and invite you to consider participation as a PASO Scholar should you be eligible.

PASO is a new federally funded Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) program that
is designed to increase Latin@ retention and graduation rates at CSUSM. PASO provides additional support to PASO Scholars during their first year of college. PASO Scholars are students who are currently enrolled at CSUSM and meet program eligibility. 

Our PASO team consists of full time staff and upper division CSUSM students who are bilingual and bicultural, trained to assist you in various areas such as: academic advising, financial aid application assistance, math and writing tutoring, time management, financial educational plans, and much more. Our PASO Staff have insightful knowledge on how to navigate your transition from high school to college. PASO also has partners and collaborators all over campus to assist you in matters our center doesn’t handle. “Si Se Puede”, Yes You Can is our mantra!

The PASO Center is ready to support you with the resources you need. I cordially invite you to visit us soon!

The PASO Center is committed to fortifying the established CSUSM Diversity effort listed below:

"As a community of students, faculty, and staff, we at Cal State San Marcos are committed to respecting and modeling the diversity of our region within the context of social justice.  Together we strive for educational equity and promote a fair and open environment for the exchange of ideas."  - CSUSM Strategic Priority 5

Find Us

Location:  Craven Hall (CRA) 2209
Telephone:  (760) 750-8580

PASO Center Hours

Mon - Thurs:  9a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Fri:  9a.m.-12p.m.

Mailing Address

CSU San Marcos
PASO Center, CRA 2209
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096