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Promise Programs

Make the most of your first year of college! As a Promise Scholar, you’ll get your very own dedicated support team and activities to help you start and stay on track to achieve your dreams of transferring to a four-year college or university.

Success Team

  • Educational Coach – Get the support you need every step of your way toward success—guidance, tutoring and much more.
  • Peer Mentor – Will help you navigate your experience in your new college environment.
  • Academic Counselor – Will help you create an educational plan so that you know the right classes to take.

Activities

  • Learning Communities – Find your home amongst students and faculty who share similar interests.
  • Summer Math and English Jams (Recommended) – Get ready for your fall classes with pre-semester academic support.
  • Promise Scholars Student Club – Make new friends, explore your interests and develop new skills. Summer Institute One week program to help you transition to college.

First Year Experience Courses

First Semester Second Semester Summer
Counseling 120 – Managing College Success + Life Transitions  (Required/3 units)

 

Counseling 130 – Career + Major Exploration (Required/1.5 units)

Counseling 103B – Ensuring Transfer Success (Recommended/1.5 units)

Counseling 140 – Job Search Strategies (Required 1.5 units)

 

Promise Scholar Application, Eligibility + Participation Requirements

  • Earn a high school diploma or equivalent from a West County High School or be a Richmond Promise Scholarship Recipient.
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application (CADA).
  • Complete an educational plan.
  • Submit a Promise Scholar application by June 15, 2018.
  • Attend an information session.
  • Attend Summer Institute program (1 week duration, M-F, August 2018).
  • Take a full-time course load (12+ units) each semester.
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Complete English and math courses.
  • Complete all mandatory program activities.
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