Puente Project


Puente is a learning community that emphasizes college success and transfer to a four year university.


Puente Mission

The Puente Project is an academic preparation program that for more than 25 years has improved the college- going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally disadvantaged students. The projects mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who:

  • Enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations

Puente Goals

  • Provide students with a strong academic foundation and the support needed in order to be successful at San Diego City College and beyond.
  • Emphasize instruction in leadership and communication skills.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to students who:

  • Are interested in exploring the Latino(a)/Chicano(a) experience.
  • Are planning on transferring to a four year university
  • Are eligible to enroll in English 49 for the Fall semester.
  • Are able to commit to program requirements.
  • Are able to be full time students (enrolled in 12 units or more).