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Student Support Programs

At California State University, Bakersfield, we want to see all students succeed. We offer a number of programs and resources to support students at all stages of their educational journey.

Academic Advising and Resource Center
The CSUB Academic Advising & Resource Center (AARC) is the University’s central location for academic advising and other student support services. AARC advisors work in close partnership with students to help develop course plans, work efficiently toward graduation, set and achieve academic and life goals, and discover each student’s potential. The AARC offers a variety of information sessions and workshops to keep students informed and on track to graduation.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOP students have the potential and demonstrated motivation to perform satisfactorily at a CSU, but they have not been able to realize their potential because of their economic or educational background. The program provides admission and academic assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students. In many cases, the program offers financial assistance to eligible students.

First Year Experience (FYE)
The First-Year Experience Program at CSUB aims to assist entering students' successful transition to college life, providing students with several opportunities unique to our campus. The program emphasizes academic and civic engagement and social well-being. The program begins with CSUB 101, a seminar course which is required of all first-time freshman students and introduces the keys to academic success and personal achievement at CSUB. Follow up classes help students become more engaged, responsible, and effective citizens through an in-depth study of a current local issue.

Tutoring Centers
CSUB students may take advantage of FREE tutoring. Each of CSUB's four Schools houses a tutoring center. Tutoring is available in most subject areas.

Writing Resource Center
The Writing Resource Center is on campus to help with improving students' reading and writing in all disciplines. Students can also get help with study skills such as note taking, textbook reading, studying, test preparation, and time management. Online tutoring and academic skills workshops are also offered.

Please click on the links at left for more information about these programs.