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Pathways to Excellence (P2E)

Summer 2024 P2E

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Find out what students are saying about P2E in the Learn. Explore. Accelerate. Prepare. video:

P2E es su clave para un viaje universitario exitoso en CSUN. ¡Aprende, Explora, Avanza y Prepárate!


Kick start your journey as a proud and prepared CSUN Matador with this FREE four-week summer transition program designed to support your success! Amazing resources, technology support, building community — you’ll experience it all this summer and receive support throughout your entire first year.

As an incoming freshman in P2E, you’ll discover valuable campus resources that will help boost your confidence and prepare you for the adventure of your first semester. You’ll preview what it’s like to be in a university classroom and connect with CSUN faculty, staff and classmates during the summer before your first fall classes.

Planning is underway for summer 2024. Please check back here for updates in coming weeks.

Here’s what students are saying about their summer 2023 P2E experience:

"I would recommend the P2E program for incoming freshmen because they have these little activities that just show you what to expect and help ease you into college. So, it’s really beneficial and it really made me a lot more comfortable coming into the fall semester."
—Andrea Navarro, Kinesiology Exercise Science

"The most rewarding part was definitely when I started my fall semester, confident in my math skills and confident in my studying skills. I knew I had the tools to succeed in my academic life."
—Jose Sanabria, Computer Science

"The Pathways to Excellence mission is to help new freshmen, straight out of high school, get accustomed to the university and its culture before stepping foot into the actual university. If you have the opportunity, do it. It’s like a cheat sheet for CSUN!"
—Espii Ruiz, Kinesiology Sports Studies and Peer Mentor