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First Year Experience

College Promise

College Promise will provide one year of free enrollment at any LACCD college for students who meet certain requirements. At Los Angeles City College, all Promise students must be a part of the First Year Experience Program.

College Promise will pay enrollment fees ($46 per unit) for Fall and Spring semesters, as long as students are enrolled in at least 12 units. Summer and Winter enrollment is not included, however, students may qualify for other financial aid to pay for those semesters.

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a high school graduate or have a high school diploma equivalent (such as a GED)
  • Not have completed any college credit (except for college classes taken while in high school)
  • Be a California resident or eligible for in-state tuition (see AB 540)
  • Complete either the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application (students do not need to qualify for financial aid, but will need to submit an application)
  • Complete the Los Angeles City College Application
  • Complete Assessment, LACC Online Orientation, and Counseling (AOC)
  • Attend an FYE Summer Bridge prior to their first Fall semester
  • Enroll as a full-time student* in the Fall & Spring of their first year
  • Take Math, English, and Counseling 40A/B/C during their first year
  • Be in good standing with First Year Experience program and complete student success-related requirements of the program throughout the year (see FYE requirements)

*Some exceptions may apply. Please contact an FYE counselor for more details.

 Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1264


Jessica Cerda
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266

Nancy Ruano
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1265

Paolo Banaag
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1266

Armando A. Garcia
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1266

Kevin F. Dimatulac
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1265

 Make an FYE Counseling Appointment Online

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911