First-Year Otter Success Program

Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students Program

As part of the CSU’s commitment to academic preparation and student success, CSUMB’s First-Year Otter Success Program (formerly the Early Start Program) offers a pathway and academic and social support that aligns with each student’s needs. The program’s goal is to ensure that first-time students successfully complete the General Education (GE) written communication (A2) and math/quantitative reasoning (B4) requirements within their first year.

We are excited to invite you to apply to our New First-Year Otter Success program! 

The First-Year Otter Success program consists of the following free activities and resources:

  • Virtual summer peer mentoring
  • Yearlong academic support and special enrichment activities
  • You will be cohorted (kept together) in your A2 and B4 general education courses with access to designated tutoring support and peer to peer learning communities.
  • Ongoing Peer Mentoring
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