Future Promise Students

Future Promise Students
  • Must be a first-time to college student*
  • Must be a class of 2022 high school graduate** (H.S. Diploma or GED) OR identify with one of the following groups:
  • Foster Youth Student
  • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
  • Formerly Incarcerated Student
  • Undocumented Student
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
  • Must Complete a 2022-2023 financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act)
  • Must be prepared to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to students with disability (DSPS) accommodation on file)

*Student who completed college courses while in high school are eligible

** First time to college, class of 2020 high school graduates (H.S. Diploma or GED) maybe eligible

  • Up to two years of free tuition and health fees
  • Books grants for eligible students
  • Access to Peer Mentors/Success Coach
  • Individualized counseling guidance support to complete your education goals
  • Attend a Promise orientation
  • Sign a Promise contract
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 college GPA
  • Meet with a counselor each semester
  • Complete a comprehensive education plan

*Students who meet the program requirements in their first year may be eligible for a second year


Students who complete steps 1-4 by June 17 for priority registration and admission to the program. 

• Priority Application Deadline | June 17, 2022

• Deadline to sign a Promise Contract | August 29, 2022

• Enroll in 12 Units Deadline | September 4, 2022

Download the Checklist for Applying to the San Diego Promise


For questions regarding the steps outlined above, please contact our Outreach offices:

City College Promise Office

Email: sdpromisecity@sdccd.edu
Phone: 619-388-3998
Website: sdcity.edu/students/promise

Mesa College Outreach

Email: sdpromisemesa@sdccd.edu
Phone: 619-388-2230
Website: sdmesa.edu/student-services/promise

Miramar College Outreach

Email: sdpromisemiramar@sdccd.edu
Phone: 619-388-7357
Chat with the Miramar Promise staff at sdmiramar.edu/campus/promise
Website: sdmiramar.edu/services/promise