• Free tuition and health fees waived for the first year
  • Personalized one-on-one support through program counselors, coaches and peer mentors
  • Specialized career and transfer seminars to help you complete your goals in a timely manner
  • Celebrations, social events, engagement & leadership opportunities and much more!



Student Requirements


  • Students must be CA residents (or AB540) and first-time college students
  • High school graduates or accepted equivalency
  • Enroll full-time in 12 units (or more) per semester- 15 units recommended for degree and transfer
  • Complete a current financial aid (FAFSA or CA Dream Act) application

FAFSA             CA Dream Act


Ongoing Requirements

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete at least 67% of the courses attempted each semester
  • Students are highly encouraged to meet with a FC counselor at least once per semester to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Students are highly encouraged to enroll in math and/or English course within their first year, as designated by their Student Education Plan (SEP) for degree and transfer
Fall Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Counseling Center, 2000 Building- 2nd Floor

Promise Sign-up:

For eligibility status, please visit our office.  


Deniz Fierro, M.Ed. Special Project Director, Pledge/Promise

Promise Coaches: 714.992.7191

Annika Shellenbarger                            Juan Ramos         

Alejandra Alvarado                                 Valerie Salazar