The Puente Program accepts students once a year for the Fall semester. We will be actively seeking students and holding informational orientations beginning in March 2020 for the Fall 2020 academic year. If you are interested in joining, please read the information below and complete our Intereset Form HERE

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
  • Academic Counseling
  • 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

  • Must be enrolled full-time for Fall and Spring semesters (12 units or more each semester).
  • Mandatory attendance to all free Puente events.
  • Must be eligible to take the following courses with Puente:
    • Fall Semester: English 100 & Counseling 101
    • Spring Semester: English 103 & Counseling 151


Revised 2/22/2019 By Elisa Latourelle

Contact Information

Email: puente@fullcoll.edu

Phone: (714) 992.7084


Counseling Center

2000 building, 2nd Floor

Puente Video

Created by Elli England