COVID-19 Update

The San Diego City College campus is closed. All classes are currently being taught via online or an alternative mode of instruction. We are working closely with local, state, and federal officials to ensure your health and safety. For up-to-date information, please visit: https://www.sdccd.edu/coronavirus 

NOTE

The San Diego Promise Office will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Welcome to City College: San Diego Promise

The San Diego Promise is a two-year completion program for recent high school graduates enrolled full-time (12 units per semester during Fall and Spring). The program provides up to two years of free tuition and health fees to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: access to a peer mentor, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.  

Program Requirements

New students participating in the San Diego Promise will receive the following:
  • Up to two years of FREE  tuition and health fees (Covered for Fall and Spring. Note: Student Parking, Semester Pass, and Student Rep Fees are NOT  included).
  • Individualized counseling and guidance support to help you complete your educational goals.
  • Assigned Peer Mentors.
  • Book grants for eligible students (Dependent upon student's financial need).
***Students who meet program requirements in their first year may be eligible for free tuition in their second year. 

Important Update! 

The application for Class of 2021 high school graduates will be available in January 2021.

If you are a high school student who will be graduating early and entering San Diego City College in Spring 2021, you may be eligible to enroll in the San Diego Promise program. Please email sdpromisecity@sdccd.edu to inquire additional information.

Find out if you are elegible to obtain up to TWO YEARS TUITION FREE! 

Eligibility

IMPORTANT UPDATE! The San Diego Promise is expanding their services to serve non-traditional students. You may be eligible for the San Diego Promise program if you identify with one of the following groups:

  • Foster Youth or have been in the foster care system
  • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Formerly Incarcerated Student
  • Undocumented Student

To find out if you may qualify to participate in the San Diego Promise, please contact us via email us at sdpromisecity@sdccd.edu or call us at 619.800.3464

Program Requierements

  • Attend a Promise orientation 
  • Sign a Promise contract
  • Enroll in at least 12 units each semester 
  • Meet with a counselor each semester
  • Complete a comprehensive education plan by the end of your first year

Spring 2021 Early Graduates:

If you are a high school student who will be graduating early and entering San Diego City College in Spring 2021, you may be eligible to enroll in the San Diego Promise program. Please email sdpromisecity@sdccd.edu to inquire additional information.

Class of 2021 High School Graduates:

The application for Class of 2021 high school graduates will be available in January 2021. We encourage you to complete the interest form so that we may follow-up with you regarding the 2021-2022 Promise application. Complete the Promise interest form by clicking here.

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Get support & Connect with Us: Prospective & Current Promise Students

Do you have questions about The San Diego Promise Program? Do you need support with CANVAS, MYSDCCD, FAFSA, or need support with completing the Promise Progress report? If yes, the San Diego Promise Program at City College is offering Live Support on the following days/times:

***Intersession Hours: Go to the link below, to obtain Zoom Meeting ID and password 

Monday from 2pm-4pm
Tuesday from 10am-12pm
Wednesday from 1pm-3 pm
Thursday from 11am -1pm
Friday from 9am-11am

 

The San Diego Promise is HERE FOR YOU! If you need one-on-one support with the Promise Application, MySDCCD Portal, Canvas, Registering for Classes, General questions, or would like to schedule a Peer Mentor Appointment, click on one of the links below:

Melanie Angulo: http://bit.ly/MAngulo

Miguel Galindo: http://bit.ly/Mgalindo

  • WhatsApp: Connect with us and check out our daily announcements/status. Save our number (619) 800-3464 under your contacts and download the WhatsApp App to connect with us!
  • Google Voice: Connect with a Promise Peer Mentor by calling 619.800.3464. Peer Mentors can support you with any of the following:  
      • San Diego Promise application

      • MySDCCD Portal

      • Canvas

      • General Questions 

  • Canvas: Campus announcements, program updates, and daily Peer Mentor Discussions/Check-Ins. Contact Program Coordinator to request access. 
  • Youtube:  Check out our channel for video tutorials, and program updates!
  • Instagram: Q & A story session, community and campus resources story highlights, and DM for general questions. Follow us at @sdpromisecity
  • Zoom: Counselor Lead workshops, Virtual Counseling & Peer Mentor Appointments and Virtual Promise Orientations.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

 

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Program Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to work within the program and understand how to utilize resources.
  • Students will be able to complete 2 years of academics.
  • Students will be able to understand and apply knowledge based on academic counselor assistance with an ed plan.

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