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.
Tuition and Fee Waivers
Book Rental Voucher
Personalized academic and personal counseling
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:
SJ PROMISE ORIENTATIONS
The slides can also be found here.
BOOK VOUCHER RENTALS
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.