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Counselor Connection

counselor talking to studentThe Office of Recruitment & Outreach is committed to strengthening relationships with all of our educational partners. We are focused on effective collaboration with our counselors, community-based organizations, local and regional school districts, community colleges and private schools.

We are excited to partner with you and your organization to help guide your students through the admissions process.

Counselor Resources

CSU Resources

The Nine Elements of College-Going Culture

Professor Patricia McDonough of UCLA has identified nine critical interrelated elements that together help schools build and strengthen a college-going culture. 

These nine elements are:

  • College Talk
  • Clear Expectations
  • Information and Resources
  • Comprehensive Counseling Model
  • Testing and Curriculum
  • Faculty Involvement
  • Family Involvement
  • College Partnerships
  • Articulation

First -Year Support Programs 

CSUSM Recruitment Events

Paying for College

Student Resources

Contact Us

Office of Recruitment & Outreach
California State University San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Telephone: (760) 750-4870
Fax: (760) 750-3089
Administrative Building Suite 3300
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-1pm

Campus Tours
Telephone: (760) 750-4830

TRIO Pre-College Programs
Telephone: (760) 750-4887
Fax: (760) 750-308