San Diego Promise

Welcome to San Diego Miramar College: San Diego Promise

The San Diego Promise is a two-year completion program for recent high school graduates enrolled full-time (12 units per semester). The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: an assigned peer mentor, counseling retention & interventions, and additional campus engagement opportunities.

ATTENTION! The San Diego Promise application for Class of 2020 high school graduates entering in Fall 2020 will be available on January 13, 2020.


Eligibility for the San Diego Promise 2020-2021 Cohort: Class of 2020 high school graduate, California resident for tuition purposes or AB540 eligible, and completion of a 2020-2021 FAFSA or California Dream Act.



  • Up to two years of free tuition and health fees
  • Book grants for eligible students
  • Access to Peer Mentor
  • Individualized counseling and guidance support to help you complete your educational goals



  • Must be a Class of 2020 high school graduate (H.S. Diploma or GED)
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
  • Must complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA or Dream Act application
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to DSPS students with eligible academic accommodation)



  • Sign a Promise contract (electronically)
  • Attend a virtual Promise orientation
  • Enroll in at least 12 units by August 31, 2020
  • Must maintain a 2.0 college GPA
  • Meet with a counselor each semester
  • Complete a comprehensive education plan by the end of your first year




Step 1:  Complete a Fall 2020 application for admission to Miramar College.

Step 2:  Complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA or California Dream Act application.

Miramar College school code for FAFSA or Dream Act applications: 014172


Step 3:  Complete a Promise application.

Step 4:  After completing steps 1-3, we encourage you to continue the process of completing the new student online orientation and scheduling a counseling session to meet with a college counselor for an abbreviated education plan.  Please contact the College Counseling Office for more information on the availability of virtual counseling appointments.

San Diego Miramar College - New Student Orientation

San Diego Miramar College - Counseling Office

Complete steps 1-4 by Thursday, June 11, 2020 for priority registration and admission to the program.

Step 5:  Students that meet all program requirements and are eligible to participate in the San Diego Promise program will receive an invitation to electronically sign a Promise contract starting in May 2020.  The priority deadline to sign the Promise contract is June 11, 2020.  Contracts will be continued to be accepted after June 11th on a space available basis.

If you recently submitted your application, please allow 2-3 weeks for your application to be reviewed.

Step 6:  After you have signed an submitted your Promise contract, please expect to receive an email with an invitation to attend a virtual Promise orientation.

              Note: Promise orientation vary by campus, information about your campus Promise orientation will be emailed to you after you have signed your Promise contract.

Step 7:  Register for classes.

For more information, please visit SDCCD Future Promise Students


If you have questions about the San Diego Promise program at Miramar College, please email



*Review the FAQ page for our frequently asked questions.
Are you a parent or student that wants to learn more about the San Diego Promise Program? Fill out this interest form to sign up for our next available Promise information session!