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Puente Project

Become a Puentista

Est. 1981

Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees, and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. The program is interdisciplinary in approach, with writing, counseling, and mentoring components. Puente is open to all students.

Why Join Puente?

At Puente, we understand the unique challenges faced by underrepresented students, and we are dedicated to providing you with the tools and resources needed to succeed in higher education. Our program offers:

  1. Personalized Guidance and Instruction: Receive personalized academic counseling, tailored instruction, mentorship, and support throughout your academic journey.
  2. Cultural Awareness: Embrace and celebrate diversity through cultural events, workshops, and engaging discussions that enrich your college experience.
  3. Community: Join a tight-knit community of like-minded peers, faculty, and mentors who are here to support you every step of the way toward your goal.
  4. Enhanced Learning Opportunities: Benefit from specially designed courses, workshops, and seminars that enhance your academic skills, through an exploration of Mexican American Latino Literature and readiness for transfer.

Information Sessions



Registration Link

April 24, 2024 

6 pm - 7pm



Puente courses

  • Get Priority Registration
  • Cohorted courses
  • Guaranteed courses: English 1A, Guidance 2, and English 1B
  • Puente requirements: Goal is to transfer, has never taken English 1A