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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 developmental courses in English and math, 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
• 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

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ETE Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge

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

ETE Resources


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Be a part of Encounter To Excellence

Mayra Soriano ETE Associate Director PictureThank you for visiting the Encounter to Excellence (ETE) program at CSU Dominguez Hills. The ETE program 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 advising, academic support, 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 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. Through ETE you will have access to Academic Advisors, Peer Mentors, Staff and Faculty that will support your success.

Please look at all of 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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