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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.



Step 1: SDCCD Admissions Application: Interested students must first complete a Fall 2021 Admissions application to San Diego Miramar College.


Step 2: Financial Aid Application

Complete a 2021-2022 financial aid application (FAFSA at or the California Dream Act at Students should submit a financial aid application as soon as possible using the school code for the college they will be attending in the fall. San Diego Miramar College School Code for FAFSA or California Dream Act applications:

  • Miramar College: 014172


Step 3: Complete a Promise application.

Interested students must complete a Promise application for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Promise applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are due by August 16, 2021. Students must only submit one Promise application. Submitting duplicate applications may delay the processing time of their application. 

Note: We will be communicating with students primarily through the email address provided on their SDCCD admissions application. In addition, all email communication will be available to be view via their message center in their mySDCCD portal. Any pending items related to their Promise application will appear on their To-Do-List in their mySDCCD portal.

Step 4: Online New Student Orientation and Abbreviated Education Plan

Complete the online new student orientation and meet with a college counselor to develop 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


Step 5: Promise Contract and Promise Orientation

Students must sign a Promise contract online and attend a Virtual Promise orientation to secure their space in the program.

Information regarding the Promise contract and Promise orientation will be provided to students on a rolling basis starting May 1, 2021.


Step 6: Register for Classes

Students must register for a minimum of 12 units by September 7, 2021.

Students that do no register in a minimum of 12 units by September 7, 2021 will be dismissed from the program, with the exception of students that have DSPS accommodation on file.


Find out if you are eligible to obtain up to TWO YEARS TUITION FREE!

2021-2022 San Diego Promise Checklist

2021-2022 San Diego Promise Checklist (Spanish) 



Eligibility for the San Diego Promise 2021-2022 Cohort: Class of 2021 high school graduate, California resident for tuition purposes or AB540 eligible, and completion of a 2021-2022 FAFSA or California Dream Act.

  • Must be a first-time to college student*
  • Must be a class of 2021 high school graduate** (H.S. Diploma or GED) OR identify with one of the following groups:
    • Foster Youth Student
    • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
    • Formerly Incarcerated Student
    • Undocumented Student
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
  • Must Complete a 2021-2022 financial aid application (FAFSA or Dream Act)
  • Must be prepared to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to students with disability (DSPS) accommodation on file)

*Student who completed college courses while in high school are eligible
** First time to college, class of 2020 high school graduates (H.S. Diploma or GED) maybe eligible

To find out if you may qualify to participate in the San Diego Promise, please submit a Promise application. Your application will be reviewed for eligibility purposes.



  • Up to two years of free tuition and health fees
  • Books grants for eligible students
  • Access to Peer Mentors/Success Coach
  • Individualized counseling guidance support to complete your education goals


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS to maintain your eligibility*

  • Attend a Promise orientation
  • Sign a Promise contract
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 college GPA
  • Meet with a counselor each semester
  • Complete a comprehensive education plan

*Students that meet the program requirements in their first year may be eligible for a second year


For more information, please visit SDCCD Future Promise Students

Instagram: Follow us at @sdpromise_miramar

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