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Transfer Success

Transfer Success Track Certificate: 

Calling all Transfer Students! As you jump into your first semester at CSUSM, we offer you a specialized track for Transfer Students to get connected on campus.  The Transfer Success Track is a great way for you to meet CSUSM faculty, staff and students.  You will have the opportunity to make your years at CSUSM really count by getting engaged in leadership and professional development opportunities.  

You can join the Transfer Success Track at any point in your first semester at CSUSM. Participants must complete 5 events ranging from one of each of the five Learning Outcomes of the Co-Curricular Model. Complete 5 events by the end of the semester celebration to receive certificate and gift for future career use! More information about the Transfer Success Track will be provided at New Student Orientation!

Co-Curricular Model

 Find Eligible Transfer Track Events



Critical Thinking & Ethical Reasoning

Critical Thinking

Civility Campaign

Submit Your Attendance

Use the Transfer Success Track Tracking Sheet to document your progress!
Please reach out to New Student & Family Programs at (760) 750-4930 or with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Transfer Student Involvement Opportunities

Tau Sigma Honor Society

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Tau Sigma is a national academic honor society for transfer students who achieve 3.5 or higher GPA at the end of their first term at CSUSM.  Recognizing high achieving students transferring to the university and continuing to support their success thereafter. For more information on how to join, contact President Amaris Gonzalez at

Transfer Online Community 

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Transfer students have a unique forum within their Cougar Courses ORNT15 where they can receive weekly success tips and  connect with one another!


Transfer Tuesdays

Transfer Tuesdays are offered during University Hour (U-hour), providing different topics relevant to transfer student needs. Come connect with fellow transfer students and staff and learn how to utilize what you learn at CSUSM post graduation. transfer Tuesdays are every Tuesday in SBSB 1103. 

Orientation Team

Become a Transfer Student Ambassador! After experiencing the transition to CSUSM first-hand join
our team and help others get immersed in our campus community.  Join the Orientation Team!

Parenting Support

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The Gender Equity Center supports breastfeeding employees and students who wish to pump breastmilk for their children while at work or attending school. CSUSM will provide a location and a reasonable amount of time to accommodate employees and students pursuant to state laws and Title IX. 

Student Parent Network: Encouraging support in the parent community while providing resources, and extending both social and professional opportunities on and off campus to parents, who are pursuing their educational goals.


Additional Transfer Support Programs

Transfer Student Reception: 

Our annual Transfer Student Reception takes place on the first day of classes each fall semester. This event is an opportunity to connect with fellow transfer students as well as CSUSM faculty and staff.

Check back during Summer 2020 for details on our Fall 2020 Transfer Student Reception!

Transfer Student Appreciation Week 2020: October 19th-23rd

Check back in October 2020 for Fall 2020 Transfer Appreciation Week events!