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CSUSM Signs Admission Agreements with Two American Indian Schools

Press Release | By Eric Breier

California State University San Marcos has signed agreements with Noli Indian School and Sherman Indian High School to provide guaranteed admission for students.

Students who meet established benchmarks for participation and performance, and meet all minimum CSU eligibility requirements, will be guaranteed admission to CSUSM.

The agreement with Noli Indian School ensures admission for graduates beginning in fall 2018, while the agreement with Sherman Indian High School commences with the graduating class of 2019.

Noli is a middle school and high school on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto in Riverside County. All of its students are American Indian as determined by tribal enrollment or Bureau of Indian Affairs affiliated status. Sherman is an off-reservation boarding school for American Indian students in Riverside.

Tishmall Turner, CSUSM’s Tribal Liaison, gave the keynote address to Noli Indian School graduates earlier this month and emphasized the significance of the agreement.

“I would love to welcome you to Cal State San Marcos this fall,” Turner told graduates. “We have a great program and are serious about supporting our Indian students. We are proud that we have signed a guaranteed admission program for American Indian students to have access to Cal State San Marcos.”

To further support graduates from Noli and Sherman, CSUSM will provide additional layers of support, including prioritizing Federal Work Study funds for eligible students; ensuring a successful transition to college through CSUSM’s Personalized Academic Success Services program; working with a counselor from the Career Center to connect students to resources; and assigning a liaison to assist students in connecting with academic advisors.

CSUSM serves the highest per capita number of American Indian students in the 23-campus CSU system. With more than 400 students who have self-identified as American Indian, CSUSM has the only growing number in the CSU.


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.