Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program

Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program

The CSUDH Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program , which began in fall 2016, fully supports transfer students that will have completed 60 academic units toward degree completion prior to beginning their junior year. Students who choose the Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program will be offered the courses they need to complete their bachelor’s degrees in two academic years. From the time they step onto the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) campus until their graduation they will participate in relevant and meaningful academic experiences, leadership and professional development opportunities.

Thru in Two Majors
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Studies
  • Art History
  • Art Design
  • Art: Studio (depending on transferred courses)
  • Audio Engineering
  • Behavioral Science
  • BA in Biology (depending on transferred courses)
  • Business Admin (depending on transferred courses)
  • BA in Chemistry (depending on transferred courses)
  • Chicano/Chicana Studies
  • Child Development
  • Computer Tech (depending on transferred courses)
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Earth Science (depending on transferred courses)
  • English
  • Film, Television and Media
  • Geography
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology/PE
  • Labor Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music: General Music Option
  • Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Assurance (depending on transferred courses)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater Arts

 Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program

The first year of the program is focused on and devoted to building a strong academic foundation and intentional connection to their faculty, advisors, and peers. Engagement in campus activities and leadership opportunities are also facilitated for students, with a more intentional focus on student engagement in extra-curricular activities through their junior and senior years. These programs and services are delivered through the student's participation in Dominguez Hills Transfer Learning Community (#DHTLC).

Student development and campus engagement beyond the first year of college is critical to long-term retention and graduation. With targeted advising, a clear 2-year plan, connection to academic supports & civic engagement opportunities, as well as career development, the Toro California Promise Scholars  will build skills, develop relationships and participate in numerous high-impact practices that will lead to student success. The strong foundation students built as participants in the DHTLC will continue to be cultivated through their role as Toro California Promise Scholars as they engage in HIPs while also participating as mentors and role models for the next DHTLC junior cohort.

Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program Online Application

Thank you for your interest in the Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program. If you have any questions, please contact Tanja Sadowski at the University Advisement Center at (310) 243-3844 or email at

 Toro California Promise Scholars Benefits and Commitment


For students who choose to participate in the Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program at CSUDH offers a wide variety of benefits including:

  • The exact courses students both need and want to finish their degree programs in two years;
  • Individualized tutoring for all of their courses;
  • Holistic/Developmental academic advising for two years on campus;
  • A unique opportunity to participate in campus-wide leadership activities, research opportunities, service learning, and student organizations from the junior year forward;
  • Priority registration every semester;
  • Individual mentorship and guidance from CSUDH faculty.


Students who choose the Toro California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program agree to:

  • Complete 30 units each year over the fall, spring and summer terms;
  • Take required courses when they are offered, regardless of day and time;
  • Meet with an expert team of academic advisors (college specialist and major advisor) every semester;
  • Maintain a 2.5 or above GPA in cumulative and major GPAs;
  • Participate in unique campus activities that build leadership and employment skills.  Leadership activities will include:
    • Information Literacy
    • Peer Coaching
    • Civic engagement
    • Join one club
    • Co-host an event for in-coming juniors
    • An opportunity to complete an inspirational resume
  • Participate in graduate program and career preparation activities and opportunities.

Every Semester

  • Meet with your advisor each February and September
  • Update your 2 year plan and have your faculty and college specialist review it with you
  • Successfully complete 30 academic units per year
  • Visit the Learning Center & attend your Professors' office hours
  • Participate with the Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement (SLICE)
  • Visit the Career Services website to find a job on campus and to identify upcoming career events
  • Get involved and participate in campus activities
  • Finish each semester in good academic standing

Junior Year: 60-89 hours

  • Seek a position of leadership in a student club or organization
  • Drop off a résumé at Career Services for critiquing
  • Study abroad (optional)
  • Participate in a High Impact Practice: Undergraduate Research & Service Learning opportunities
  • Apply for an internship: test your career choice through hands-on experience
  • Attend Career Center's Graduate School Fair
  • Research graduate schools
  • Apply for graduation

Senior Year: 90-120 hours

  • Participate in a High Impact Practice: Undergraduate Research & Service Learning
  • Drop off a résumé and cover letter at Career Services for critiquing
  • Develop a list of targeted employers and send out résumés and cover letters
  • Attend a Career Fair and/or mock interviews
  • Begin interviewing with employers or go for a second interview
  • Attend Career Center's Graduate School Fair
  • Take graduate school entrance exams and send out graduate school applications
  • Secure a job or admission to graduate school
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