Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Promise

New Student Criteria

Students who meet all of the criteria below will automatically qualify for the Cerro Coso Promise. To qualify, new students must:

  1. Have graduated within the last 2 years of one of the high schools within the Kern Community College District service area
  2. Have a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA (Grades 10-12)
  3. Be currently registered in 12 or more units at Cerro Coso Community College
  4. Be a California resident or eligible via Dream Act/AB
  5. Reside within the Kern Community College District Service Area

Students with less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA (Grades 10-12) do not automatically qualify, but have access to a supplemental process to be individually considered for acceptance

Conditions of Acceptance

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Participate in eligible wrap-around services, such as EOPS, UMOJA, Peer Mentoring
  4. Complete 8 hours per semester of outreach activities through the Office of Outreach

Continued Eligibility

  1. Make appropriate progress on or completion of the above requirements
  2. Develop a comprehensive education plan for completing an educational goal at Cerro Coso Community College
  3. Maintain Good Academic Standing (2.0 overall GPA and complete of at 67% of courses taken each semester)
  4. Maintain Good Student Conduct Standing

Appeal Process

Students who do not meet GPA or academic or conduct standing requirements above can appeal for entrance into the Cerro Coso Promise Program. Appeal requirements are described in the application process. Please note, the residency requirements cannot be appealed.

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

Kern Community College District