Adelante Promise/Santa Ana College

  • State: California
  • Coverage: Santa Ana
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: first dollar
  • Year(s): 2011
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: two semesters

School(s): Adelante Promise/Santa Ana College

The Adelante Promise was established in 2011 for students who graduate from Santa Ana School District. The program requires students to enroll in Santa Ana College and guarantees transfer into CSU-Fullerton or UC Irvine. The program is sponsored through the Santa Ana Partnership between UCI, SAUSD, CSU-Fullerton, SAC, and the City of Santa Ana. In fall 2015, the Santa Ana Partnership’s leaders made history when UCI’s Chancellor Howard Gillman, Ph.D., and CSUF’s President Mildred Garcia, Ed.D., renewed their commitment to guaranteeing university transfer to their institutions for SAUSD students who graduated high school and enrolled the following year at Santa Ana College. When ready for transfer these students would receive guaranteed admission to UCI and CSUF as long as they met the respective institution’s academic requirements. Today the leaders of the Santa Ana Partnership have announced that this historic promise has been augmented to include a guaranteed tuition-free freshman year of college at Santa Ana College for all full-time students from the SAUSD. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

  • Address:
    1530 W. 17th. St
  • Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (714) 564-6165

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