Promise Program To-Do List

Steps for Promise Program Starting Fall 2023 

  1. Apply to Saddleback College for the FALL 2023 term or have an active application on file no later than May 1, 2023
    • A Saddleback fall 2023 application will ensure that Saddleback is your College of Record and begins the process of your Promise Program eligibility.
    • October 1, 2022: the fall 2023 application opens for first-time freshman
    • A student has an active application if the application was submitted for a previous semester AND the student has taken a course at Saddleback College for fall 2022 or spring 2023.
  2. Confirm your Resident Status no later than May 1, 2023
    • 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).
  3.  Complete a 2023 – 24 Financial Aid application no later than May 1, 2023
    • For US Citizens and Permanent Residents:
    • For undocumented/ CA Dreamer students:
    • October 1, 2022: the 2023 - 24 financial aid applications open
    • Add the Saddleback School Code (008918) to your application to ensure that Saddleback receives your application from FAFSA or the Dream Act websites.
  4. Complete the Matriculation Process
    • Before you can register for fall 2023 classes, you must complete the Matriculation Process.
    • The Matriculation Process includes Online Orientation, Initial Math and English Placement, Online Advisement, and First Semester MAP. All of these requirements can be completed online.
  5. Register for fall 2023 classes
    • Registration times will be listed in your MySite account.
    • You must enroll in at least 12 units to be eligible for the Promise Program.
      • 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, the majority 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.