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First Year Experience

LA College Promise: Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the LA College Promise?

2017 graduates of an LAUSD high school or charter school and who are eligible for California in-state resident tuition.

What about students who are not eligible for California in-state resident tuition (i.e. AB540 students who have not attended three years of California high school or a student who has moved from another state and only completes their senior year in California)?

In order to qualify for the LA College Promise, students must be eligible for in-state resident tuition. Students who do not meet this eligibility requirement can still participate in certain programs such as the First Year Experience (FYE) program.

Do students have to apply for the LA College Promise?

Yes, students apply for the LA College Promise. To apply, students will need to log in to their student portal and sign off the promise note.

Is there a deadline for students to apply for the LA College Promise?

Currently, our deadline is May 1st.

Once students apply, are they automatically considered an LA College Promise student?

No. Students will need to complete the “AOC”: Assessment, Online Orientation, and meeting with a Counselor to create an Abbreviated Educational Plan. In addition, students will also need to complete the FAFSA, or the CA Dream Act. Students will also need to sign a contract that details their requirements for the duration of their first year.

If a student is eligible for financial aid or the BOG fee waiver, can they still be an LA College Promise student?

Yes. All students who meet the basic eligibility requirements can be LA College Promise students.

Does the Promise cover fees for classes taken in Summer 2017?

Yes.

Does the Promise cover fees for classes taken in Winter 2018 or Summer 2018?

The Promise covers up to 30 units in the first year. If students take less than 15 units in Fall and/or Spring, the Promise can cover their Winter and/or Summer 2018 classes.

Does the Promise cover fees for books and other required class expenses like instructional fees?

Currently, the Promise does not cover these expenses.

Does the Promise cover the health fee and the student rep free?

Yes.

Does the Promise cover the Associated Students Government Fee?

No. All students (not just Promise students) will be automatically charged the Associated Students fee. Students will need to opt out of they do not want to pay the ASG fee.

Do non-credit courses such as developmental English and Math count towards the required full-time attendance?

Yes, as long as they are part of a comprehension educational plan as determined by the college.

What priority registration will LA College Promise students receive?

Promise students will receive registration dates at the beginning of Group 2. They will register immediately after the Group 1 (special populations).

Are there specific requirements for the summer transition program element?

Yes. There will be a free summer orientation to prepare for college.

Can LA College Promise students also participate in other programs such as EOPS, CalWorks, TRIO, Honors Program…etc?

Yes. The LA College Promise is not mutually exclusive with any other program your campus offers.

What happens if students drop below 12 units in fall?

In order to remain eligible for the LA College Promise benefits, students must maintain full-time enrollment. Colleges may choose to allow students to take classes in Winter in order to make up units not completed in Fall to stay on track to completing at least 24 units by the end of the first year. Colleges may also choose to have an appeal process for students who drop below 12 units in Fall and wish to remain in the LA College Promise program.

What happens if students are not enrolled full-time (12 units) on the first day of class?

In order to meet the College Promise eligibility requirements, students must be enrolled full-time as of the first day of the term. If they are not enrolled full-time as of the start of the term, they do not qualify for the tuition waiver.

What happens if students don’t receive a 2.0 GPA in the Fall?

In order to remain eligible for the LA College Promise benefits, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Colleges may choose to have an appeal process for students who drop below a 2.0 GPA in Fall and wish to remain in the LA College Promise program.

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

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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

cityfye@lacitycollege.edu

 

Jessica Cerda
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266
cerdaj@lacitycollege.edu

Nancy Ruano
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1264
ruanonm@lacitycollege.edu

Paolo Banaag
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1264
banaagp@lacitycollege.edu

 

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

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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