Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Puente Benefits

Puente students will:

  • Develop and improve reading and writing skills
  • Meet professionals in our community
  • Learn strategies for success in college and in life
  • Make university contacts
  • Create a successful transfer plan
  • Make new friends
  • Become part of the college community
  • Visit college campuses
  • Network with students from throughout Southern California
  • Participate in culturally-enriching activities
  • Join the Puente Club
  • Be part of the San Diego Puente Project Alliance

Puente students

  • Succeed academically
  • Are recognized as leaders and scholars
  • Graduate from four-year colleges and universities
  • Belong to a statewide network of leaders and professionals

Prospective students
Puente is open to all students and is designed to meet the needs of students from populations with low rates of enrollment at four-year colleges.

Puente Project Faculty recruit students at high schools, our own community college campus and student orientations. Students who are college bound enroll in the program by attending a campus orientation, and completing and application and interview process. Students must be eligible for English 114 in the fall of the academic year.

Students come from a range of backgrounds and are usually the first in their families to attend college.