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First Year Experience

The LA College Promise

The L.A. College Promise will provide one year of free enrollment at any LACCD college to all full-time qualifying students graduating from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and charter high schools. At Los Angeles CIty College, all LA Promise students must be a part of the First Year Experience Program.

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a 2018 high school graduate of LAUSD or a charter high school
  • Complete the Los Angeles City College Application
  • Complete Orientation, Assessment, and Counseling (OAC)
  • Complete an application for financial aid (FAFSA or CA Dream Act)
  • Attend a summer transition program
  • Enroll as a full-time student Fall 2018 & Spring 2019*
  • Be in good standing with First Year Experience program see FYE requirements

*Some exceptions may apply. Please contact an FYE counselor for more details.

The L.A. College Promise is a partnership between the LACCD, LAUSD, City of Los Angeles, LA Chamber of Commerce, UNITE LA, and private philanthropy. It benefits the city and region by creating a college-going culture and responding to the workforce readiness gaps in California.

LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez stated the L.A. College Promise initiative could be the most comprehensive and effective student completion strategy that our districts can offer. Included in this program are priority enrollment, placement in math and English courses required to succeed in college, and career support and counseling. The program’s goal is to increase the number of community college graduates, university transfers, and workforce-ready students in our region.

 Office Hours

Monday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4pm
Friday: 8:30am - 2pm

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1264


You can also learn more about the FYE program by contacting the LACC Counseling Department:
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2250


Jessica Cerda
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266

Nancy Ruano
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1265

Paolo Banaag
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1266


 Related Links


FYE Appointments Online

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911