The Puente Program will be accepting students for the 2021-2022 Academic Year beginning in March 2021. Please check back during March-May for information about how to join!

The Puente Program is open to all students with 54 spots for the academic year. Please read about the benefits and eligibility requirements below.

The Puente Program

The Puente Program is an academic, counseling and mentoring program that has improved college persistence and success rates for thousands of California’s educationally under-served students. The Puente mission is to increase the number of community college students who:

  • Transfer and enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders

Program Benefits

  • Guaranteed English and Counseling courses for one year (Fall & Spring semesters)
  • Assistance over Summer with getting started, selecting classes, and registration
  • Learning Community that links English & Counseling classes
  • Designated Puente Counselor
  • Local college field trips and cultural events
  • Annual Northern California College Tour
  • Mentoring and networking with community leaders
  • Leadership and volunteer experience
  • University and college transfer preparation

Program Eligibility

  • View Online Orientation and complete Online Intake Paperwork in Spring/Summer prior to the Fall semester
  • Mandatory attendance to all free Puente events during the academic year
  • Must be eligible to take the following courses with Puente:
FALL 2020

ENGL 100 College Writing

T & TH 9:30 am to 11:35 am

COUN 151 Career & College Success

T & TH 12:45 pm to 2:10 pm


ENGL 103 Critical Reasoning & Writing

T & TH, Time TBD

COUN 148 Human Potential

T & TH, Time TBD


Puentistas in Action

Revised 1/13/2020 By Elisa Latourelle

Contact Information

Email: puente@fullcoll.edu

Phone: (714) 992.7084

Puente Counselors: Elisa Latourelle & Edder Murillo Virgen

Puente English Instructors: Adriana Sanchez & Pamela Dunsmore


Counseling Center

2000 building, 2nd Floor