Mission & Program Benefits

Our Mission

The Compact Scholars Program is the postsecondary component of the Compact for Success – a partnership between the Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego State University. The program supports student success by connecting students to the rich resources of the San Diego State campus community. Compact Scholars actively engage in "high impact" educational experiences, most notably study abroad, service-learning, undergraduate research, and leadership development. The goal of the Compact Scholars Program is to deepen student engagement and to promote higher graduation rates for Sweetwater District students.

Program Description

The Compact Scholars Program (CSP), a program of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), is the postsecondary component of the Compact for Success, an innovative partnership between the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU). Graduates from SUHSD who have satisfactorily met the Compact for Success requirements are admitted to SDSU as Compact Scholars. View past and current requirements.

Compact Scholars engage in high impact educational practices, including first-year seminars and pathways, student organizations/leadership, study abroad, learning communities, service learning, undergraduate research, creative activities and internships.

Program Benefits

  • Advisors
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Freshman Seminars / Freshmen Interest Groups
  • Social Media / Connections
  • Student Organization / Leadership Opportunities
  • Study Abroad Programs (led by Compact-affiliated faculty/staff)
  • Dedicated Learning Lounge
  • Academic Success Workshops
  • Opportunities to Attend Conferences
  • Graduation Recognition
  • Scholarships