TAP, a cohort program, provides free of charge, multi-year one-to-one academic advising, application assistance and academic enrichment to prepare program participants to become competitive transfer applicants.  Participants receive customized design and monitoring of individual academic course plans, guidance in choosing the major into which they will transfer, assistance with transfer applications, required personal essays, financial aid fo

ACE brings students who are unprepared for college and the workforce into community college, and gives them the opportunity to reevaluate their educational experience, using a unique combination of methods, some of which are based on corporate executive training models not usually found in academic programs.

The College Assistance Migrant Program is a unique educational program that helps students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds to succeed in college. California State University San Marcos was fortunate to have been awarded the CAMP grant in 2002. CAMP offers students pre-college transition and first-year support services to help develop the skills needed to stay in school and to successfully graduate from college.

The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is a support program within the Transfer Center designed to assist all underrepresented students (first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and ethnically underrepresented) who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.  Through the years T.A.P.

Programa en Carpintería Fina is part of the California Community College Career Advancement Academy (CAA) initiative, a statewide effort to build pipelines to high wage, high demand careers for underprepared and underemployed young adults.  Programa en Carpinteria Fina attracts Spanish-speaking students and helps them gain confidence, knowledge and work skills, thereby giving them tools to succeed in woodworking careers.  An integrated and co

MISS was created in 1990 to address a nationwide concern for a shortage of female students, primarily Latinas, opting for careers in STEM. Research has shown that success in mathematics is key to choosing STEM majors in college. Designed particularly to serve females from underrepresented ethnic groups, for the last twenty-five summers, MISS has been providing an intensive mathematics experience.

The program was implemented to provide information, campus visits and workshops, with involvement from SDSU faculty and student service personnel, making student transition more seamless and assuring greater academic success once students enroll in classes.

Learning Communities using interdisciplinary technology-based teaching approach and the development of e-portfolios to increase college performance and retention.

Pre-Health Scholars Program including a summer orientation for incoming freshmen, parental outreach, and on-going support services including seminars, advising, and tutoring for the purpose of diversifying the healthcare workforce.

Transfer initiative, in collaboration with local community colleges, to provide campus visits to prospective transfer students, informational workshops for community college transfer advisors, and targeted support services for transfer students.