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What The Alliance Means to Students and Families

What middle and high school students need to know about the MOU

 “The partnership between CSUSM and my high school helped me be more motivated in my classes, knowing that if I stayed focused, college would not be just a dream but a reality.” – First-generation college student Raymundo Catalan.

If students meet a specific set of criteria while in high school, the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between Alliance districts and CSUSM means that they will be guaranteed admission to the university.

What families need to know about the MOU

CSUSM is a publically-funded university dedicated to raising the educational attainment of the region that it serves. With a wide range of majors, professional programs, and career opportunities, CSUSM believes that strong communities are sustained through partnerships with schools, business, and individuals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ensures that CSUSM students come from a variety of backgrounds that represent the language, ethnic, and economic diversity the region. If your child attends an Alliance district and meets certain requirements, then he or she will be guaranteed admission to the university. Checklist of criteria and help your child start his/her journey to college and career success today!

The Family Empowerment Network (FEN)

The Alliance is built upon the belief that student success is a result of strong collaboration among children and youth, families, schools, universities, and the larger community. Incorporating the great ethnic, language, and economic diversity of our region, the Family Empowerment Network recognizes that family environments that support academic commitment and achievement lead to greater student success.  More information.