Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Promise

New Student Criteria

In Order to Qualify...

  • Reside within the Kern Community College District (KCCD) Service Area*
  • Have graduated within the last 2 years of one of the high schools within the KCCD service area
  • Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA upon high school completion
  • Enroll at Cerro Coso as a full-time student – at least 12 units per semester
  • Enroll in required English and Math courses, or show proof of completion
  • Complete applications for Cerro Coso, the Promise, and all Financial Aid
  • Complete student orientation
  • Develop a comprehensive education plan for completing an educational goal at Cerro Coso Community College.

To Remain Eligible...

  • Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 30 units per academic year
  • Complete 8 hours of outreach activities per academic semester
  • Maintain good student conduct standing

* Students attending the Bishop and Mammoth Lakes campuses of Cerro Coso Community College should apply for the Inyo or Mono Promises.

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Meet with a counselor/advisor and develop a Student Education Plan for completing a minimum of 30 units over the course of the academic year (fall, spring, summer)
  • Activate and use Cerro Coso's Navigate student success program as a tool to register in 12 or more units at any of the Cerro Coso Community College campuses, including online (schedule of classes must follow 30 unit plan and be approved by a counselor)
  • Participate in eligible wrap-around services, such as EOPS, UMOJA, Peer Mentoring
Kern Community College District