Saddleback College Promise Program

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New Summer Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Fridays: Closed


Information for Students: Fall 2022

Recruitment for the Fall 2022 Promise Program Cohort has ended.
Please complete a Promise Program Special Request Form to be considered for the program as space becomes available.

Recently accepted and current Promise Program Students.
Please sign up for and attend a Learning Pathway Summer Workshop.

Saddleback College promises to pay the first two years of college for eligible students. Registration fees, support for book costs, health fee, and ASB stamp are included! 

Who Is Eligible?

First-time college students who will be attending Saddleback College full-time in fall 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible students must:

  • Be first-time college students; this program is for students who have never attended college (Dual/Concurrent enrollment students, Special Admit students, and other high school students who took college classes while still in high school are still eligible for the Promise Program)
  • Be California residents or be eligible by AB 540/Dream Act status
  • Register for Saddleback College courses and identify Saddleback as “College of Record”
  • Complete the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application by April 1, 2022
  • Submit all required financial aid documentation by May 1, 2022
  • Enroll in 12 units or more each semester of enrollment to include enrollments in: 
    • Math and/or English during the first semester and both completed by the end of your first year

Requirements to enter Year 2 of the Promise Program (Fall 2023)

  • See a counselor once per semester (by October 2022 and by April 2023)
  • Complete 2023-24 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and submit all required financial aid documentation by June 1, 2023
  • Complete at least 24 units by the end of the spring 2023 semester
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 by the end of the spring 2023 semester
  • Be on track to achieve the math and English classes required for the student’s academic goal


If you have questions about eligibility or the requirements you must complete to be part of the fall 2022 Promise Program cohort, please email Erlynne Ballo.

Promise Program Fall 2022 Flyer

2021-2022 Student Handbook

Student Testimonials