Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Promise

New Student Criteria

In Order to Qualify for Academic Year 2019-2020...

  • 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
  • Declare an Educational Goal and develop a student education plan with Cerro Coso Counseling services.

*Students will need to meet with a counselor to review their placement for math and English. This can be done during the Student Education Plan (SEP) appointment. Placement will specify the required class and make recommendations in regards to co-requisite courses or other academic supports. Students will need to register for the math and English courses as identified by their placement and outlined in the SEP.

To Remain Eligible for Academic Year 2019-2020...

  • 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