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What is The Alliance?

At the core of The Alliance are guaranteed admission agreements that provide a framework for students and families and teachers, counselors, faculty and service providers to work together to close the achievement gap for the region’s most educationally at-risk students.

Students who meet the college readiness criteria are guaranteed admission to the University. 

“High school graduation rates are not increasing because of broad national economic, social, and demographic trends. Rather the constellation of leadership, reforms, and multi-sector efforts at state, district, and school levels drive this progress” (Building a Grad Nation report).

CSUSM and K-12 districts in the university’s service region share a commitment to enhancing student success. With an interest in expanding and enhancing student experiences, the university and partner districts have developed a mutual agreement in which K-12 districts provide their students with a rigorous program of study and meaningful learning experiences and the university provides a guarantee of enrollment and a compendium of experiences designed to support college perseverance and success. To read the text of district-specific MOU click on a district MOU below. 

For students in K-12 who want to attend CSUSM, the Checklist of Alliance Participation Requirements, will provide a list of requirements in our partner school disctricts for students grades 9-12.