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Promise Contact INFO

Location: I4-101 (Student Services)
Phone: (619) 388-2230

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 limited in-person services and programming. For more information and updates, please visit the SDCCD Coronavirus news center here:

Phone and limited in-person services for Fall 2021 are available Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You may call us at (619) 388-2230 or visit Outreach on the first floor of Student Services (I4-101).

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If you have 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 recent 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 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 Waiver of Full-Time Status Requirement on file)

*Students who completed college courses while in high school are eligible
** First time to college high school graduates from the previous year (H.S. Diploma or GED) may be eligible

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The San Diego Promise application for Spring 2022 is now open!  
Applications for early Class of 2022 high school graduates entering Mesa College in Spring 2022 is now available. Please sign-up at this link:  
If you have questions about the Promise program at San Diego Mesa College, please email