Program Services

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

You're ready to start college. Now get ready to succeed! Encounter to Excellence prepares you for your first year of college classes, studies, and life with a wide range of tools, resources, information, and guidance. And what you encounter here will help you throughout your college career.

The following programs and services are available to you through Encounter to Excellence:

  • Summer Bridge: A six-week summer program completed before the fall semester starts, Summer Bridge strengthens your English and math skills, allows you to get a head start with courses by completing Early Start, and connects you with an academic advisor and peer mentor.

  • Academic Advising: You'll receive individualized, one-on-one academic advising to put you on the right path to your CSUDH degree. Your ETE academic advisor can help you choose and schedule courses, select a degree program, connect you with professors, and more.

  • Peer Mentoring: ETE Peer Mentors are current CSUDH students and part of ETE. They are here to answer questions, point you in the right direction, inform you of campus resources, and share their experiences throughout your first year at CSUDH.

  • Supplemental Instruction: Encounter to Excellence students receive free supplemental instruction in English and math to help them build skills and confidence and learn effective study skills.

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