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Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities

Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities

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Welcome to CSUSM and to our PASO website. If you meet the PASO eligibility criteria, please consider becoming a PASO Scholar. PASO is here to assist with your college transition by providing services to ensure your academic success. 

PASO is a federally funded Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Title V 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.


Mission Statement:

“The Pathways to Academic Success and Opportunities is dedicated to college access, college transition, increasing retention and graduation rates amongst PASO Scholars by infusing culturally relevant curriculum, enhancing existing student support services, introducing innovative technological approaches, and striving to promote educational equity at the institutional level.”

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