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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) Title IV program that
is designed to increase Latin@ retention and graduation rates at CSUSM. PASO provides additional academic and personal 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, math and writing tutoring, time management, financial educational, 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!

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

PASO Project Director

Mission Statement:

“The Pathways to Academic Success and Opportunities (PASO) is dedicated to increasing retention and graduation rates amongst PASO Scholars by infusing culturally relevant curriculum, enhancing student support services, to promoting educational equity.”

Find Us

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

PASO Office Hours

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

Mailing Address

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