Steps for Promise Program Starting Fall 2024

  • Apply to Saddleback College
  • A Saddleback College Fall 2024 application will begin the process of determining your Promise Program eligibility.
    • October 1, 2023: the Fall 2024 application opens for first-time freshman
    • Students who have taken a course at Saddleback College during Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 might not need to submit a new application for Fall 2024 if their application is active and they are considered continuing.
  • Within 24 - 48 hours, students receive an email from the Saddleback Admission and Records Office titled "Saddleback College - Permit to Register." In this email you will find your Saddleback ID number and your Resident Status.
  • Confirm that your Resident Status says "Resident." If it reads "Non-resident," follow the instructions to establish California residency or to request the AB540 - California resident status exemption (for undocumented/Dreamer students).

Before you can register for Fall 2024 classes, you must complete the pre-enrollment requirements.

The pre-enrollment requirements include Online Orientation, Initial Math and English Placement, Online Advisement, and First Semester MAP. These requirements can be completed online.

  • Registration times will be listed in your MySite account.
  • For the Full-Time Promise Program, you must enroll in at least 12 units to be eligible.
    • Including an English and/or Math course for the first semester. Both must be completed by the end of the first year.
    • While you may enroll in some IVC courses, most of your units must be taken at Saddleback.
    • Students with Reduced Course Load accommodations approved through DSPS may enroll in less than 12 units. Please ask your DSPS counselor to send your accommodation plan to the Promise Program.
  • For the Part-Time Promise Program, you must enroll in at least 6 units and less than 12 units.
    • You must enroll in English and math in your first year if you are pursuing a certification or degree that requires these classes.
    • While you may enroll in some IVC courses, most of your units must be taken at Saddleback.
    • Students with Reduced Course Load accommodations approved through DSPS may enroll in less than 6 units. Please ask your DSPS counselor to send your accommodation plan to the Promise Program.

Contact

Contact the Saddleback College Promise Program if you have any questions.