Promise Program To-Do List

Steps for Promise Program Starting Fall 2021 

  1. Apply to Saddleback College for the FALL 2021 term
    • A Saddleback Fall 2021 application will ensure that Saddleback is your College of Record and begins the process of your Promise Program eligibility.
    • October 1, 2020: the Fall 2021 application opens for first-time freshman
  2. Confirm your Resident Status
    • 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 2021 – 22 Financial Aid application no later than April 1, 2021
    • For US Citizens and Permanent Citizens:
    • For undocumented/ CA Dreamer students:
    • October 1, 2020: the 2021 - 22 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. Submit any requested Financial Aid Documents to the Financial Aid Office by June 1, 2021
    • 7 - 10 days after you submit your financial aid application, you will be notified if additional documents are required (the Saddleback Financial Aid Offices sends these messages via email to your Saddleback email addresses which is accessible through MySite).
    • You can view and submit additional documents through the My Financial Aid Portal.
  5. Complete the Matriculation Process
    • Before you can register for fall 2021 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.
  6. Register for fall 2021 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.
      • During the fall 2021 semester you must also enroll in an English and/or Math class.
      • 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.