Cal State San Marcos announced Friday agreements that offer guaranteed admission to graduates of two schools for Native Americans in Riverside County who meet eligibility criteria.
The deals are with Noli Indian School, a middle school and high school on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto, beginning in the fall of next year, and Sherman Indian High School, an off-reservation boarding school for American Indian students in Riverside. The Sherman deal will take effect for the fall 2019 semester.
Students who meet benchmarks for participation and performance, and meet all minimum California State University eligibility requirements, will be guaranteed admission to CSUSM. The college in northern San Diego County will also supply college transition and counseling support for the students.
“We have a great program and are serious about supporting our Indian students,” said Tishmall Turner, CSUSM’s tribal liaison. “We are proud that we have signed a guaranteed admission program for American Indian students to have access to Cal State San Marcos.”
Turner gave the keynote address to Noli graduates earlier this month.
CSUSM’s student body includes more than 400 students who have self- identified as American Indian, the most per-capita in the 23-campus CSU system.
—City News Service
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