STARS offers the following programs and services

Academic Resources
Advising STARS has an open door to advising, so prospective, new and continuing students can drop in anytime the center is open to receive assistance from a peer adviser or a professional staff person. With years of experience at the university, advisers are able to answer many questions and make referrals.

Successful Transfer to the Research University.
Two unit course offered fall quarter to incoming transfer students. Introduces students to university culture, educational opportunities, and effective academic reading, writing and research strategies. Provides first quarter community college transfer students with an understanding of the workings of a research university with emphasis on advanced academic expectations. Encourages development of educational plans reflecting effective academic strategies, short and long-term goals, research and /or internship experiences, and graduate programs.

Computer Work Stations
The STARS Student has a computer lab and is wireless accessible so you can bring your laptop or use our computers to check your email, surf the net, or type and print an assignment. 

Learning Communities
STARS coordinates study groups and can refer you to tutors in the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and engineering. 

Faculty Connections
These informal STARS sponsored events provide opportunities for students to make connections with faculty and gain insight into how to make the most of their undergraduate education. 

STARS students regularly make the most of their academic challenges by participating in the Learning Support Services tutoring program.

Writing and Research Intensive for Transfer Excellence (WRITE)
The WRITE program offers you the opportunity to meet with a peer mentor to enhance your academic writing skills, gain confidence in your writing, and receive assistance in researching your paper. You will work with your peer mentor one-on-one in weekly meetings. If you would like to participate in WRITE, please return this completed form with your class scedule to STARS. For questions, contact Jannet Ceja at or (831) 459-2552.

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