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As a Puente student, you'll reap the many benefits of this national award-winning program:
Students are only accepted during the fall semester to the Puente Program.Apply Now
“Puente is a family that wants the same thing in life: SUCCESS!”
Puente provides three areas of service to students to help them transfer to a four-year institution:
Puente students take two consecutive writing classes, English 1As in the fall and English 1C in the spring. These classes provide a supportive and stimulating environment for Puente students to build confidence in their writing skills through an exploration of the Mexican American/Latino experience and multicultural literature.
Puente students work closely with their Puente counselor until they graduate, exploring career options, developing an academic educational plan and identifying lifetime goals. Students visit University of California and California State University campuses and attend Puente student transfer conferences.
Each Puente student is matched with a mentor from the business or professional community. Mentors share with students their personal, academic and career experiences, and provide a window into "real-life" work environments. The network of trained Puente mentors provides many resources for the Puente students, their families, colleges and the community.