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Student Academic Support Services (SASS)

SASS consists of diverse units with one goal in common: To retain and graduate CSUSM students. The SASS team guides students through various aspects and stages of their undergraduate career. The services provided by the departments in SASS provide engaging college experiences that not only increase students’ commitment to the institution but also their motivation and dedication to their academic and career goals.

Student Academic Support Services

ACE Scholars Services

ACE Scholars Services is a comprehensive, robust program that supports former foster youth. ACE provides opportunities for former foster youth to obtain a four-year college degree through individualized services that support them through the transition from a highly-structured environment to becoming self-sustaining, confident individuals who are integrated into the campus community. The primary objective is to meet the unique needs of these students to improve their rates of matriculation, graduation, and career success.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

CAMP is a national program that aims to help students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds to succeed in college. CAMP offers students pre-college transition and first-year support services to help develop the skills needed to stay in school and successfully graduate from college. CAMP students complete their first year and graduate at a higher rate than other students.CAMP students take classes and study together, share housing, socialize, and participate in campus activities as a family-like community.

Career Center

The Career Center’s mission is to empower students and alumni to design and manage their career paths with clarity, competence, and confidence. The CSUSM Career Center is committed to offering students and alumni opportunities to find meaningful and enjoyable employment. The Career Center also helps students choose majors and careers, craft resumes, learn how to search for and find employment, and negotiate salary. The role of the Career Center is to act as an educational agency rather than an employment or placement agency and help students determine their own career goals and launch their careers. 


DREAMer Resource Office

The DREAMER Resource Office provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere and serves as a resource for our undocumented students.  We facilitate the process of finding solutions to challenges students face due to their immigration status. The DREAMER Resource Office helps undocumented students overcome barriers to the achievement of their academic and professional goals as well as their personal well-being.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP designs, administers, and supports programs that deliver access and retention services to CSUSM EOP students.  EOP focuses on highly motivated, low-income, first-generation, college students that reflect the local and University community. EOP provides eligible students with a variety of support services intended to assist eligible students toward the goal of attaining a college degree. 

Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities (PASO)

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.


Project Rebound

Project Rebound is a specialized program that empowers formerly incarcerated and system impacted students at CSU San Marcos. We guide our students in all aspects of academia and beyond; holding them to high standard of academics. Project Rebound also acts a direct liaison between networks throughout the campus as a whole and the surrounding community. 

Readiness & Success Services

Readiness and Success Services are an integral part of learning at Cal State San Marcos and include programs such as the Early Assessment Program, Proficiency Services, Personalized Academic Success Services, and Early Start. These programs enhance the retention, graduation, and success of all students.

TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS)

The TRIO SSS program serves students from first-generation, low-income, and disability backgrounds as they work toward their goal of earning a postsecondary degree.  SSS provides participants with a variety of services and programming, including advising, academic coaching, counseling, one-on-one tutoring, progress evaluations, early assessments, financial literacy instruction, tips on career preparedness, mentoring, community building activities and more to support retention and graduation.