The GANAS (Gaining Access 'N Academic Success) Program is an innovative access and retention program that offers integrated academic and cultural programming to welcome and socialize new transfer students while increasing their confidence, engagement, academic success, persistence, and, ultimately, baccalaureate degree attainment rates.
Students participate in a year-long cohort-based learning community paired with a transfer success seminar, intrusive academic counseling, and mentoring. GANAS helps students integrate their home and school identities by creating a sense of familia (family) within the cohort.
While GANAS is open to all students, our program provides Latino/a-themed academic content and supportive services.
Students in GANAS will participate in a one-year cohort experience paired with intensive counseling and mentoring. Students will complete their upper division GE requirements (B6, C4, D4 and Overlays) by taking three successive courses during their first year at Cal State East Bay. Faculty who are committed to student success will teach GANAS courses. As GANAS students continue at Cal State East Bay, they will be encouraged to serve as role models, mentor future students, and promote CSUEB as an "Effective and Friendly Hispanic Serving Institution."
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