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San Diego Promise Insights 

Who qualifies for the San Diego Promise

In order to qualify for the San Diego Promise Program, you must meet the following: Fall 2023 
  • First time (to any) college student, or 
  • Returning SDCCD students who have not enrolled in courses for three or more semesters (Not including summer), or 
  • Identify with one of the following groups:
    • San Diego College of Continuing Education Students
    • Foster Youth Student
    • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
    • Formerly Incarcerated Student
    • Undocumented Student
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
  • Completed high school diploma or high school equivalency.

*Students who completed college courses in high school are eligible for the San Diego Promise Program

What are the benefits of the san diego promise?

  • Up to two years of free tuition and health fees
  • Books grants for eligible students
  • Access to Peer Mentors/Success Coach
  • Counseling guidance and support to assist withsuccessfullycompleting your educational goals

what are the Program Requirements?

  • Complete a financial aid application (Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act)
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to students with disability DSPS accommodation on file) 
    • To learn more about Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) at the San Diego Community College District please click here

Important promise Application Dates |  Fall 2023

  • Application Opens: January 9, 2023
  • Priority Application Deadline: June 16, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 14, 2023
  • Sign Contract Deadline: August 28, 2023
  • Register in 12 Units Deadline: September 1, 2023

Need help getting started with the San Diego Promise?

Reach out to the Promise Program at the campus you plan on attending

City College Promise

Phone: 619-388-3998
Location: A-313 
Instagram: @sdpromisecity   

Mesa College Promise

Phone: 619-388-2230
Location: I4-101  
Instagram: @sdpromisemesa

Miramar College Promise

Phone: 619-388-7357
Location: K2-101 
Chat with the Miramar Promise staff at
Instagram: @sdpromise_miramar


San Diego Promise Information Nights for Fall 2023! 

Students and their parents are invited to join one of our upcoming virtual information nights to learn more about the free tuition program, The San Diego Promise. 


Promise Info Night


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Promise Goals! 
Information and Links
Apply for Admissions |

Submit an college: application for admission here

  • One application for admission is valid for City, Mesa, and Miramar  
Apply for Financial Aid |

FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) 
CA Dream Act Application

FAFSA and CA Dream Act College Codes

  • San Diego City College: 001273
  • San Diego Mesa College: 001275
  • San Diego Miramar College: 014172
Apply for the San Diego Promise |

Apply here! 

  • In order to apply, you must have a 10-digit SDCCD student ID number. The ID number is sent by email once an admissions application is submitted and processed. If you have not received your ID number, please submit a help ticket online here.   
New Student Online Orientation |

San Diego City College Orientation 

San Diego Mesa College Orientation 

San Diego Miramar College Orientation 

Meet with a Counselor to Plan Courses |

San Diego City College Counseling 

San Diego Mesa College Counseling 

San Diego Miramar College Counseling  

Attend a Campus Promise Orientation |
Coming Soon! 
Register for Classes |

Set Up Your MYSDCCD Student Portal 

Log into your mysdccd student portal to register! 


You applied for the san diego promise, now what? 

Update your contact information for San Diego Promise next steps! 

Update your contact information in the mySDCCD Student Portal.


Follow the campuses and their Promise Programs on social media for regular updates 
College Social Media Accounts 
San Diego City College Logo City College Instagram: @sandiegocitycollege 
City College Promise Program Instagram: @sdpromisecity 
San Diego Mesa College Logo Mesa College Instagram: @sdmesacollege 
Mesa College Promise Program Instagram: @sdpromisemesa 
San Diego Miramar College Logo Miramar College Instagram: @sdmiramar 
Miramar College Promise Program Instagram: @sdpromise_miramar  

San Diego Community College District Instagram: @thesdccd
SDCCD Promise Instagram: @sdccdpromise