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