The Puente Program is actively seeking students to join our program for the 2020-2021 academic year! Interested in learning more? Please sign up for one of our Orientations by clicking HERE.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

  • Attend Orientation and complete Intake Paperwork in Spring/Summer prior to the Fall semester
    • Sign up for an orientation HERE
  • 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 Counselor: Elisa Latourelle


Counseling Center

2000 building, 2nd Floor


Orientation Schedule: orientations are held on the Fullerton College Campus in the 200 Building, room 229; students will be contacted via email with a campus map and temporary parking permit after signing up; it is important to check your email regularly. Sign up HERE

THURSDAY 3/12 3 PM TO 4:30 PM ROOM 229
THURSDAY 4/16 3 PM TO 4:30 PM ROOM 229
THURSDAY 5/14 3 PM TO 4:30 PM ROOM 229

Puente Video

Created by Elli England