Office of Student Success & Retention


The Student Retention Program is a data-driven department that increases student persistence and completion rates by removing potential barriers or impediments to student success. The department aims to increase retention efforts and overall student success by having proactive contact with students, connecting them to the right resources on campus, as well collaborating with departments across the university to develop and support initiatives that enhance student support and success. For more information, call 760-768-5521, visit the office located in the Administration building.

Appointment Availability:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To make an appointment you can visit the Administration Building or call 760-768-5500. 

Student Needs and Department/Campus Service

Need of Students Department or Campus Service
  • Know what classes you need for your major
  • Create a plan to graduate in a timely manner
  • Learn about campus services
  • Discuss graduation requirements

 Academic Advising  (Located inside the Administration Building) 

To make appointments, call 760-768-5500 

  • Criminal Justice/English Advisor, Norma Aguilar
  • Psychology Advisor, Barbara Romero
  • IVUP Advisor, Dolores Rivera
  • Liberal Studies/History/Social Science Advisor, Americo Yacopi
  • Mathematics Advisor, Miguel Rahiotis
  • Public Administration/Spanish Advisor, Aracely Bojorquez
  • Learn about job opportunities
  • Create a resume
  • Practice interviews
  • Discussion job qualifications

Career Services (Located inside the Student Union Building)

To make appointments, call 760-768-5500

  • Obtain testing accommodations 
  • Notetakers assistance
  • Receive mobility support
  • Get assisstive technology

Student Ability Success Center (Located inside the Administration Building)

To make appointments, call 760-768-5500

  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Learn about loans
  • Discuss scholarships and grants

Financial Aid (Located inside the Administration Building)

To make appointments, call 760-768-5500

  • Check out books for assignments
  • Use computers, printers, and scanners
  • Quiet space to work/study
  • Rent a study room
  • Tutoring services


Can check online database at

  • Receive escort service to your car after 6:45 p.m.
  • Report any suspiscious activity
  • For Calexico,  go to the library front desk to request escort service
  • For Brawley, go to reception desk to request escort service

Security Guard's Office (Located at C-5, in the C-Building)

Contact Information: 760-790-7124 or [email protected]

  • Obtain waivers for immunizations 
  • Participate in CPR Classes
  • Receive vision examinations
  • Get basic medical and dental services

Student Health Services (Located at Administration Building in Cashier's Office)

For more information, call 760-768-5565


Student Success and Retention Program (Located at Administration Building) 

To make appointments, call 760-768-5500


Testing Services (Located at the West Faculty Building)

For more information, call 760-768-5667


The Learning Center (Located at the Library)

To make appointments, call 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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720 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA 92231

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