City College offers several "Transition Programs" that guide students in their transition to college. Learn more of the programs below, including the application process and deadlines (if any).
First Year Services
As a new Knight, you can work directly with the KEY/PROMISE Counselor, Professor Jennifer Aase, who will work to help place you in one of the following transition programs referenced below if that is your preference. Should you decide instead to continue to work with your KEY/Promise Counselor, you will be given a peer mentor, meet with the KEY/Promise Counselor, and be engaged in one of the many great community services activities provided on campus.
First Year Services at City College
EOPS- Extended Opportunity Program Services
EOPS is a state-funded student support services program. Its purpose is to provide special recruitment, retention, and transition services to eligible students. The services offered are “above and beyond” those offered by the college’s Student Services division. The primary services include assistance in the following areas: priority enrollment, counseling/advisement, and preparation for transition to four-year colleges and universities.
Director Beverly Warren
First come, first serve.
CalWORKs/TANF Believe Program
The CalWORKs Believe Program offers support services to students who receive TANF/CalWORKs benefits. Specialized services have been designed to support students in their career, education and personal goals. The program also helps students understand and meet their Welfare-to-Work requirements. Services include vocational/academic counseling, job placement, work study placement and verification of Welfare-to-Work hours.
For additional information contact the CalWORKs Believe office at (619) 388-3797 or stop by L-121.
The Umoja Community is a learning community that seeks to engage, connect, educate, support, and encourage students through a program of math, English, and personal growth courses to prepare students for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. Course materials, discussions, and activities focus on African-American culture, literature, and experiences.
Professor Erin Charlens
For application and deadline information, please contact Professor Erin Charlens at the phone number above.
The Puente Project is an academic preparation, retention, and transfer program. Puente is a year-long program in which students participate in three components: Writing, Counseling, and Mentoring Materials utilized in the Puente Project come from the Latino/Chicano perspective. Classes are open to all students
Professor Luis Perez
Puente Project, Counseling
DSPS-Disability Support Programs and Services
DSPS Department assists San Diego City College meet the requirements of federal laws (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADAA). The mission of DSPS, in partnership with qualified students with disabilities, is to facilitate student success by providing reasonable accommodations and support services necessary for equal access to City Colleges' programs and services. Support services may include; note-taking assistance, extended time, disability management counseling, educational assistance classes, educational and career planning etc.
Professor Brianne Kennedy
Faculty Coordinator, DSPS