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PASO Director Message

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.

Our PASO team consists of full time staff and upper division CSUSM students who are bilingual and bicultural, trained to assist you with: academic advising, financial aid, math and writing tutoring, time management, financial education, and much more. Our PASO Staff have insightful knowledge on how to navigate your transition from high school to college. 

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


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:  Extended Learning Building (ELB) 248
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, ELB 248
288 Campus Way, ELB 248, San Marcos, CA. 92026


Scheduling Instructions

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