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What is LA College Promise?

The Los Angeles College Promise (LACP) is a program provided by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) that offers two years of free tuition to all first-time students regardless of background, immigration status, age or others demographics. 

How does a student qualify for LA College Promise?

To qualify for LA College Promise, the student must be an incoming first-time, full-time student beginning their first semester in the Fall at LA Harbor College. This means that a studetn that just graduated from high scholl and a student htat has never attended college before are both eligible to apply for LA Promise. Regardless of when a student graduated high school, they must not have any college credit history since they graduated to be eligible for Promise.

Do students receive priority registration through LA College Promise?

Yes, LACP students will receive registration dates at the beginning of Tier 2. You will register after Tier 1 special populations.

What if students are incoming freshman, but they graduated from high school outside of LAUSD?

They can still qualify for LA College Promise! Ever since the passage of AB 19, LA College Promise expanded to cover ANY incoming first time, full time student who graduated outside of LAUSD, as long as they have graduated from a California high school or equivalent.

Do students have to apply for LA College Promise?

Yes, Students have to fill out our college-specific application to indicate their interest being a part of LACP by clicking on the following link:

Once a student applies, are they automatically in LA College Promise?

No, the student need to make sure they complete the following requirements to be officially a part of LA College Promise:

1. Complete orientation and meet with a counselor to create and educational plan.

2. Complete Summer Bridge/ Summer Transition (e.g. enrolling and completing COUNSEL 001 or 022 class over the summer).

3. Submit a 2021 - 2022 FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.

4. Enroll full-time (12-15 units) in the Fall semester.

If a student took dual enrollment or concurrent enrollment classes in high school, does this count against them as being "first time?"

No, only classes taken AFTER they finished high school or equivalent would disqualify them as being a first time student.

Do non-credit courses count towards full time enrollment?

No, only courses with a credit bearing will count towards the 12-15 units for that given semester.

Does a student need to be full-time in the Fall semester? 

Yes, but there are exceptions. If they are incoming students with a 504 plan or IEP from high school, they can receive accommodations from the Special Programs and Services (SPS) program on campus, such as obtaining a unit letter stating that they can be enrolled in less than 12 units. They must submit the letter to a Harbor Advantage counselor.

Does LA College Promise cover fees for classes taken in Winter term?

No, currently, LACP covers courses taken in Fall and Spring terms, except for the Summer Bridge course taken prior to the start of Fall semester.

If students are part of LA College Promise, can they participate in other campus programs, such as STEM, Honors, EOPS, Puente, APPASS, or UMOJA?

Yes, we encourage students to get involved on campus as much as they can to enhance your college experience at LA Harbor College!