Encounter to Excellence

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Encounter to Excellence welcomes you to our University as part of the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience (#DHFYE).

ETE is committed to supporting your success, from the first moment you walk onto campus. So start your CSUDH experience off strong, with Encounter to Excellence.

A no-cost program open to incoming freshman who need to take, Encounter to Excellence prepares you for a successful first year at CSUDH. It also helps you build a strong foundation that supports you throughout college as you complete your degree

As a participant in Encounter to Excellence, you'll benefit from:

  • Participation in Summer Bridge to help you prepare for your first semester at CSUDH
  • One-on-one academic advising throughout your first two years at CSUDH
  • Extra preparation to build required math and English skills
  • No-cost supplemental instruction and academic help inside and outside the classroom
  • Support from other students sharing your experiences
  • The tools and information you need to succeed in college and beyond




See What ETE has to offer:

ETE Program Services

Program Services

Get the tools, resources and information you need to succeed. Find out more...

ETE Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge strengthens your English and math skills required for CSUDH.

ETE Resources


CSUDH Scholarship Information, CSUDH Honors Program, McNairs Scholarship Program, Change of Program Form (Add/Drop). Read more...

Be a part of Encounter To Excellence

Mayra Soriano ETE Associate Director PictureWelcome to Encounter to Excellence (ETE) at CSU Dominguez Hills! ETE is designed to assist incoming CSUDH freshman with getting a head start on their first semester of college and moving successfully through their time here. Navigating your first year at the university can be challenging, so we provide our students with academic advisement, academic support, peer mentoring and other programs that can help you start college on the right track and learn how to navigate the various aspects of college life.

We are very proud of the success our students have achieved since ETE’s inception in 2010. Many of these students attribute their success to their participation in the ETE program. Like many of our students, I benefitted from the support of a program that guided me throughout my undergraduate career. ETE is here to be your guide and support.

Take a look at the programs and services we have to offer you. If you choose to come to CSU Dominguez Hills, we are committed to your success. Thanks again for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mayra Soriano, Associate Director
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