Mesa Journeys



Promise Contact INFO

Location: I4-101
Phone: (619) 388-2610

Promise Coordinator

Karla Trutna

Student Services Technician

Donnaly Atajar

Promise Counselor

Miriam Pacheco

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San Diego Promise

Student Services
San Diego Promise

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our department will have online/virtual services and programming. Campus is closed until further notice. For more information and updates, please visit the SDCCD Coronavirus news center here:

If you have a questions about the Promise program or would like to schedule a phone or Zoom meeting, please contact us via email with your full name, inquiry, and student ID number:


The San Diego Promise is a two-year completion program for recent high school graduates enrolled full-time (12 units per semester during Fall and Spring). The program provides up to two years of free tuition or a book grant for eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: access to a peer mentor, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities. 


  • Must be a first-time college student*
  • Must be a Class of 2021 high school graduate** (H.S. Diploma or GED) OR identify with one of the following groups:
    • Foster Youth Student
    • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
    • Formerly Incarcerated Student
    • Undocumented Student
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
  • Must complete a 2021-2022 financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act)
  • Must be prepared to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to students with a DSPS unit accommodation on file)

*Students who completed college courses while in high school are eligible
** First time to college Class of 2020 high school graduates (H.S. Diploma or GED) may be eligible

Click here to apply for the San Diego Promise.

2021-2022 San Diego Promise Checklist

information and annoucements


The application for Class of 2021 high school graduates is now available.

Click here for more information and to apply for the San Diego Promise.

If you have questions about the Promise program at San Diego Mesa College, please email