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Riverside City College (RCC) Promise Program joins the national and statewide effort to provide affordable community college education by supporting full-time students in their goals to graduate and be transfer ready in a timely manner. The Promise provides access to a high quality education tailored especially for the transfer minded students.

RCC Promise Program Application for the Fall 2018 is open

Eligibility Requirements

·        2018 High School Graduate from Riverside, Alvord, Jurupa Unified School districts, or a            private/charter school within these areas.

·         Complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA or Dream Act application

·         California Resident or eligible by your AB 540/Dream Act status

·         Complete the RCC Admissions application

·         List RCC as your home campus

·         Complete the Online Orientation

·         Complete your RCC assessment test

·          Be eligible to enroll in English 1A or higher and College Level Math by Fall 2018

·         If you do not meet the College level English and Math requirements above, You must be committed to becoming College Ready in these subjects in one year

·         Create your online First Semester Ed Plan (Available on your “MyPortal” account 2 days after completing the assessment test)

·         Commit to attending college full time (12-15 units each fall and spring for a total of 30 units           each year)

·         Be a student determined to finish in 2 years or be College Ready in one year.

Promise Benefits

·         Free Tuition and Fees 

·         A voucher for up to $300 in book support per semester (Fall and Spring)

·         Priority registration for up to 15 units per semester (Fall and Spring)

·         Available Counselors to assist your educational path

·         Access to Educational Advisors who are dedicated to your success

·         Faculty Advising 

·         Peer Mentors to support with the transition from high school to college

·         Access to Academic Support services


How to Apply

To be considered for the RCC Promise Program students must have applied to RCC, completed the assessment tests, and met the above requirements. The RCC Admission Department will contact eligible students by email with instructions and directions to complete the online Promise application. If you have questions regarding your status please visit the RCC Admission Department in the Charles A. Kane Building.


Contact us

If you have questions please email us at


 ​​Student Success Peer Mentor Program 

The Promise Program is seeking student success peer mentors. As part of our team, you will assist in the goals of the program: 

  • Introduce participants to college services & resources 
  • Increase the persistence rate of its participants 
  • Reduce the time to gradua bon 
  • Promote transfer to four-year colleges 

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please click the link below: 

Applications are due by March 16, 2018