Early Outreach

Students receive ongoing support through the admissions process as early as the start of their senior year through the College Assistance Migrant Program. We will assist and follow up with students to ensure that they are taking the right steps towards college readiness through support with the following processes:

  • CSU Mentor application
  • FAFSA Application
  • Entry Level Math (ELM) Exam/ English Placement Test (EPT)
  • SAT
  • University documents

Along with any other questions or concerns students may have along the way.


CAMP’s first priority is for students to become admitted into the university with guidance and support through the entire admission process. In the case that a student is not eligible to come to Sacramento State as a result of grades or courses, CAMP will advocate for those students who show dedication and commitment to fostering their fullest potential within the CAMP Program and Sacramento State. This is conditional admittance only, and must pre-approved by the Outreach Specialist and CAMP.

Summer Bridge

Sacramento State CAMP allows students to be simultaneously involved in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). As a part of EOP and CAMP, students have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Bridge Academy prior to the start of their freshmen year. As a part of Summer Bridge, students satisfy the early start requirement and earn college units. In addition, students build lifelong friendships and become acquainted with the university prior to their first semester. Best of all- it is completely free of cost.

Housing Assistance

One of the most difficult things about moving away from home is finding where to live. As a part of CAMP, students have the opportunity to attend a housing workshop intended to present the various living options available both on and off campus. In CAMP, students have the opportunity to connect with other students via a housing board intended to link students in need of housing and those in need of roommates.

Learning Communities

CAMP Students are placed into a unique cluster of classes with other CAMP peers into what are referred to as “Learning communities”. These courses will count towards General Education requirements and/or college units. The purpose of Learning communities are to ensure small, safe spaces for students to successfully transition into the college environment with the support of their CAMP Peers as well as program faculty and staff.

Financial Aid Guidelines

Given the demographics of the students that are part of the CAMP program—first generation, first in their family to attend college, and low-income—it is important that we effectively guide students through the financial aid process. As part of CAMP’s financial aid guidance, staff will assist students understand:

  • The various funding opportunities from the federal government (e.g. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and federal work study), the state (e.g. grants), post-secondary institutions (e.g. grants via Sacramento State), private sources (e.g. student/parent loans), and scholarships
  • Eligibility requirements and deadlines for the various funding opportunities
  • How to estimate college costs
  • The tools available to plan for college expenses

As you continue to invest in your future with Sacramento State, CAMP will also continue to help to guide you through any financial barriers that may stand in your way. For further information on funding your education, please visit the FAFSA website (https://fafsa.ed.gov/) and the Sacramento State Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website (https://www.csus.edu/faid/index.html).


Mentorship is a crucial component of the success of college students. Effective mentorship relationships help to establish short-term and long-term goals, uncover passions, and share knowledge and skills for growth.

Within the setting of Sacramento State, CAMP aims to further facilitate the transition for students from high school to college and learn how to effectively navigate the education system as a means to reach their ultimate academic, personal, and professional goals. CAMP staff achieve this by being role models to incoming and current students, maintain an open door policy to make themselves available to the needs of students, and connect students to important on- and off-campus resources.

In addition to the full-time staff, CAMP has established the CAMP Leaders program to provide peer-to-peer mentorship to its students. Continuing CAMP students are partnered with first year students and serve as role models to provide guidance and support in areas of academic, campus, and community engagement while encouraging personal growth.

It is the goal of CAMP that through mentorship, retention and academic success is increased among CAMP students.

Academic Advising

CAMP staff advise students-first year and continuing students—on general education, graduation requirements, and University policies and procedures. In particular, staff counsel students on course selection, explain how AP credit transfers to Sacramento State, assist students on how to add and drop classes, how to calculate GPA and academic standing, and much more. Via one-on-one advising meetings, staff help students:

  • Develop an academic plan for General Education requirements (short- and long-term)
  • Establish regular advising meetings with students
  • Work with students who are at-risk or are on probation to move them toward good academic standing.

To ensure that first-year students have a successful academic transition, all first-year students are required to meet with CAMP advisors on a regular basis throughout the semester, in particular before registering for classes.


Tutoring is an effective means by which students can stay on track with their academics and even advance in their studies. Tutoring encourages higher levels of thinking, increases motivation to learn, increases a student’s ability to manage their own learning and study strategies, and increases subject specific and related general knowledge.

For these reasons, CAMP has tutors available to assist students in the areas of English and mathematics. Tutors are generally upper division students or volunteer faculty that help students understand challenging course material within a safe, welcoming and understanding space. Tutors may additionally help students with the development of time management skills, study skills, specific class assignments and exam preparation.

Leadership Development

The academic skills attained while in college are not the only important skills that will be developed through a student’s college journey. The development of leadership skills, via on- and off-campus involvement, are ones that will guide students to academic, personal, and professional success. CAMP strives to continuously provide opportunities for leadership development for its students via involvement in campus-wide events and certificate programs, such as the Leadership Initiative. Via campus-wide events, students will have an opportunity to build their resume, and network with student, campus, and community leaders. Via the Leadership Initiative, a certificate program that is integrated in the CAMP Freshman Seminar course, students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills, and further become integrated into the campus community.