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Palomar College STEM Program

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What is GTASP?

GTASP is a Guaranteed Transfer Admission and Support Program specialized for Palomar STEM students transferring to CSUSM in the following majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering – Software (ready for transfers Fall 2020), Math, and Physics.

""Benefits of the GTASP

  1. Specialized guidance and assistance throughout the transfer process to CSUSM.
  2. The following fees will be waived: application fee to CSUSM and half of the transfer orientation fee.*
  3. Guaranteed admissions into your STEM major at CSUSM.

*See CSUSM STEM Recruiter/Career Advisor for more information.

Requirements to be part of GTASP

  1. Become a Rising STEM Scholar
  2. Complete a Comprehensive Education Plan with a Palomar College STEM counselor.
  3. Meet with the CSUSM STEM Recruiter/Career Advisor.
  4. Attend 3 STEM seminars/skillshops at Palomar or CSUSM by March before transferring to CSUSM fall.

How do I get started?

  1. Make an appointment with a Palomar College STEM counselor as soon as possible and prior to November 30  before transferring to CSUSM for the following fall to begin the GTASP application process.
  2. Meet with the CSUSM STEM Recruiter/Career Advisor to complete the GTASP application and review the Office of Training, Research and Education in the Sciences (OTRES) program eligibility at CSUSM.Image result for csusm otres logo