San Jose Promise and Summer Bridge


2021 application is now open!

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.

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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

BENEFITS

  • 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

REQUIREMENTS

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

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. 

COUNSELING

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. 


CONTACT US

Metas Center
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
sjccmetas@sjcc.edu
‪(408) 753-5319‬

Donntay Moore-Thomas
Temporary Program Specialist​donntay.moore-thomas@sjcc.edu​ 

Claudia Barajas 
Temporary Program Coordinator
claudia.barajas@sjcc.edu


Yesenia Escobar
Academic Counselor​ 
yesenia.escobar@sjcc.edu


Sabrina Hagmann
Academic Counselor​ 
sabrina.hagmann@sjcc.edu


Dr. Otoniel Jimenez
METAS Director ​ 
otoniel.jimenez@sjcc.edu

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