First Year Experience (FYE) is a one-year program that provides an innovative approach to traditional course offerings by linking courses together through thematic content, by developing skills, and by combining instructional methods.

The Enlace Program, which began in 1983, represents an alternative approach to meeting the educational needs of Latino/a students.  In collaboration with its Community Advisory Board and Mentor Advisory Council, the program offers an academic, counseling, and mentoring model that emphasizes a culturally responsive approach to Latino/a students' navigation between their homes, community, and Evergreen Valley College.  Enlace offers courses in

The Compact for Success is a unique partnership between San Diego State University (SDSU), the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) and San Ysidro School District (SYSD) through which all students who enter the districts by the seventh grade are guaranteed admission to SDSU upon completion of program benchmarks.

The Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) is a large-scale, professional development program for underrepresented minority (URM), socio-economically disadvantaged, and disabled students in life sciences majors.