What is Puente?

The Puente Program is an academic and community leadership program designed to help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program meets this goal through a one-year series of Guidance courses, English classes and mentoring from community professional. Students remain with the same instructor, counselor, and mentor for the full year. Puente is open to all students.

What are the benefits for Puente students?

  • Develop reading and writing skills
  • Meet professionals in our community
  • Learn strategies for success in college and in life
  • Make university contacts and visit universities
  • Create a successful transfer plan
  • Participate in culturally-enriching activities
  • Priority registration for participants

How do I know if I am eligible?

  1. Must be eligible to take English 80 in the fall semester and have not taken Guidance 47 or 46.
  2. Be willing to commit to participate in the program and scheduled activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Where can I find an application?

You are welcome to complete the Puente intake form. Applications should be submitted to the Counseling Office or to Puente personnel. Recruitment is continuous until the courses are full. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so, secure your spot and turn it in.



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