Encounter to Excellence

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. Start your CSUDH experience off strong with Encounter to Excellence!

A no-cost program open to incoming freshmen, 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, helping 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!

Program Services: Get the tools, resources, and information you need to succeed. Encounter to Excellence prepares you for your first year of college classes, studies, and life -- and what you learn here will continue to help you throughout your college career.

Summer Bridge: CSUDH's Summer Bridge serves as your introduction to Encounter to Excellence. A six-week summer program completed before the fall semester starts, Summer Bridge strengthens your English and math skills, allowing you to get a head start with courses by completing Early Start, and connects you with with an academic advisor and peer mentor.

Resources: The Encounter to Excellence office can direct you to a wide range of helpful resources, including information about CSUDH Scholarships, the CSUDH Honors Program, testing services, and more.

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