Newly Admitted Scholars
Welcome First-Year Compact Scholars!
Here’s a checklist with some summer actions you may need to take:
- Commuter students: you will soon be receiving a request to complete a Pathway Preference Form to select your course preferences for fall 2020.
- Carefully review the SDSU Testing Services website and make sure you take any required placement tests.
- Register for and attend New Student Orientation where you will learn more about the Compact Scholars Program and the resources available to you as a Compact Scholar.
- Make an appointment with your Compact Scholars advisor and get help planning for classes or just get to know one another!
Compact Scholar First-Year Pathways
GENS 100: Explore SDSU & Poetry
Read poems for fun and use them as jumping off points for reflecting on your first year at SDSU.
GENS 100: Explore SDSU & HIPs
Learn about the benefits of experiential learning opportunities (e.g., study abroad, service, research, internships) and how you can incorporate HIPs into your college plan.
GENS 280: Global Migration & Asylum Seekers in the U.S. -- Working with Asylum Seekers
in the South Bay and Beyond.
Learn about how and why people migrate, explore San Diego's history as part of a migrant pathway, and complete a service project related to migration.
GENS 280: Sustainability & Environmental Education in the South Bay
Partner with a community organization working to monitor and improve water quality in the South Bay, and learn how to engage young people from Sweetwater schools in sustainability efforts through environmental education initiatives.
GENS 280: Art & Its Transformational Impact on Community Health in the South Bay (3-units)
Work with community artists, a South Bay arts cooperative and local health agencies to design and implement a community art project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of South Bay residents.