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First Year Experience

The LA College Promise & AB 19

The L.A. College Promise will provide one year of free enrollment at any LACCD college to all full-time qualifying students with a high school diploma or equivalent. At Los Angeles CIty College, all Promise students must be a part of the First Year Experience Program.

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a high school graduate or have high school diploma equivalent
  • Be a California resident or eligible for in-state tuition (see AB 540)
  • Complete either the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application
  • Complete the Los Angeles City College Application
  • Complete Assessment, Orientation, and Counseling (AOC)
  • Attend an FYE Summer Bridge or Summer Orientation prior to their first Fall semester. NOTE: this is different than the LACC Online Orientation
  • Enroll as a full-time student in the Fall & Spring of their first year
  • Take Math and English 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.

The L.A. College Promise is a partnership between the LACCD, LAUSD, City of Los Angeles, LA Chamber of Commerce, UNITE LA, and private philanthropy. It benefits the city and region by creating a college-going culture and responding to the workforce readiness gaps in California.

LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez stated the L.A. College Promise initiative could be the most comprehensive and effective student completion strategy that our districts can offer. Included in this program are priority enrollment, placement in math and English courses required to succeed in college, and career support and counseling. The program’s goal is to increase the number of community college graduates, university transfers, and workforce-ready students in our region.

NEW for the 2018-2019 School Year: California Assembly Bill 19 (AB 19)

AB 19 creates a state-wide program to continue the tradition of the LA College Promise and other local promise programs which predated this new California statutory success program and benefit.  AB 19 at LACC is as described above and runs exclusively through the First Year Experience program at LACC.  It expanded the benefit of the LA College Promise to students who attended high school outside of LAUSD and LAUSD-chartered schools.  LA College Promise is the delivery method for the Los Angeles Community College District and will continue to provide the overall structure and proven success-programs, as well as possible future additional benefits for former LAUSD students (stay tuned for info!).

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(323) 953-4000 ext. 1264


Jessica Cerda
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266

Nancy Ruano
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1265

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