Future Promise Students

Future Promise Students

The San Diego Promise application is now closed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Please check back for updates on the 2020-2021 application.


  • Must be a California resident for tuition purposes or AB 540 eligible.  Click here for more information on AB 540 eligibility
  • Complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA or Dream Act application
  • Must be a class of 2019 high school graduate

 Program Requirements

  • Attend an on-campus Promise orientation
  • Sign a Promise contract
  • Enroll in at least 12 units by September 3, 2019
  • Meet with a counselor each semester
  • Complete a Personal Growth course in the first year
  • Complete a comprehensive education plan by the end of the first year
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average


From specialized counseling to help with creating a comprehensive educational plan, and guided educational pathways, the San Diego Community College District is committed to making sure that students participating in the San Diego Promise reach their educational goals.

San Diego Promise participants also receive a variety of support services, including regular meetings with a counselor, participation in workshops, and frequent email reminders to assist them in remaining on track.

Such services are playing a key role with the District having some of the highest student completion rates in the California Community Colleges system and a 45 percent increase in degrees conferred since 2014.

Getting Started

Complete steps 1-4 by June 28, 2019 for priority registration and admission to the program

Step 1: Complete a Fall 2019 Admission application to City, Mesa, or Miramar College

Step 2: Complete a 2019-2020 Financial Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act application

School Codes for FAFSA or Dream Act applications:

  • City College: 001273
  • Mesa College: 001275
  • Miramar College: 014172

Step 3: Complete a Promise application for your campus.

Step 4: Complete an online orientation, English and math placement assistant, and meet with a college counselor for an abbreviated education plan.

Step 5: Attend an on-campus Promise orientation and sign your Promise contract.

Step 6: Register for classes, be sure to register for the classes listed on your education plan.


For additional information on the San Diego Promise Program, please contact our Outreach offices:

City College Outreach Mesa College Outreach  Miramar College Outreach
619-388-3998 619-388-2230 619-388-7357
sdpromisecity@sdccd.edu  sdpromisemesa@sdccd.edu  sdpromisemiramar@sdccd.edu