San Jose Promise and Summer Bridge

2021 application is now CLOSED!

The San Jose Promise Program provides first-year students with the financial support, counseling, textbook rentals, and mentorship needed to successfully complete 60-unit in their first two years at SJCC.

San Jose Promise Students begin their college experience with the Summer Bridge Program. The Bridge Program provides an opportunity for students to begin the first year of college by completing a college-level course during summer while learning to navigate college life. Students continue their experience through the San Jose Promise Program with a team of counselors, instructors, and peers to guide them beyond the first year of college, through transfer, and graduation. 

San Jose Promise Program Benefits and requirements


  • Tuition and Fee Waivers 

  • Book Rental Voucher

  • Personalized academic and personal counseling 

  • Priority Registration 

  • Referrals to student programs and services, including early alert, tutoring, support in completing courses

  • Financial Literacy Coaching 

  • Support through successful completion of degree on time

  • Priority registration in Summer Bridge


To participate in the San Jose Promise Program, students must commit to the following:

  1. Complete all eligible financial aid applications [FAFSA or Ca DREAM ACT)
  2. Attempt/Enroll a minimum of 12 units each semester (Fall and Spring) at San Jose City College
  3. Earn and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher each semester
  4. Attend required appointments with a METAS counselor (Yesenia Escobar or Sabrina Hagmann)
  5. Attend required orientations, focus group meetings, Financial Literacy workshops at San Jose City College


The slides can also be found here


Students will receive an email from Donntay Moore-Thomas with instructions on how to order their textbooks online through the SJCC bookstore. 


Students will have access to METAS counselors, Yesenia Escobar and Sabrina Hagmann, to assist them with course planning and major selection, as well as to access and navigate school resources and transfer opportunities. Please contact Claudia Barajas or the METAS office to schedule an appointment. 


Metas Center
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
‪(408) 753-5319‬

Stephanie Jimenez
Temporary Program Specialist​​ 

Program Coordinator

Yesenia Escobar
Academic Counselor​

Sabrina Hagmann
Academic Counselor​

METAS Director ​ 

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