Salinas Valley Promise

A FREE Start on an Exceptional Education

PLUS, total support for your success

The Salinas Valley Promise program combines instructional excellence with professional guidance, leadership development, life-skills training and a scholarship to ensure your success.

You pay zero in-state tuition as a first-time, full-time student, regardless of your family income.

Program Application for 2022-2023 CLOSED

CLOSED

Summer/Fall 2022 Registration:
Submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination OR request for medical or religious exemption.
For more information, hartnell.edu/vax

Application Steps & Deadlines

Questions? See FAQs


Virtual Front Desk

Have questions? Want more info? Visit our Virtual Front Desk!
Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 5:00pm

ZOOM LINK
Zoom Meeting ID: 93927256751

 

 

Benefits of the Promise

As a Salinas Valley Promise student, you receive:
  • Two years with zero in-state tuition, regardless of household income
  • A free laptop OR Hartnell Bookstore voucher
  • Participation in a Student Success Seminar
  • Quarterly student success & professional development workshops
  • Mentoring by faculty and a peer

 

Requirements of the Promise

  • Graduate from a local high school or adult school within the Hartnell Community College District
  • Be a first-time college student (dual/concurrent enrollment acceptable)
  • CA resident or qualify for non-resident tuition exemption through AB540/SB68
  • Maintain enrollment as a full-time college student
  • Completion of a financial aid application
  • Completion of the Student Success Seminar (Math Academy, Counseling class, Partner Program)
  • Completion of a Comprehensive Educational Plan
  • Participation in mentorship and quarterly workshops
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 semester GPA

 

STEPS TO THE PROMISE

December 2021 - April 2022  |  DUE: April 18, 2022

Submit an application for admissions to Hartnell College through CCCApply

 

Submit the Salinas Valley Promise Program Application.

A Hartnell student ID and account is required to sign-in and submit the form (see Step 1). 

Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application

Indicate Hartnell College (School Code: 001209) on your application. Up to 7 schools can be added.

April 2022 - May 31, 2022  |  DUE: May 31, 2022

Students are requied to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption to register for Summer or Fall 2022 classes.
Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or medical or religious exemption here: 
hartnell.edu/vax
Enroll and continue as a full-time student at Hartnell College during Fall and Spring semesters (12 or more units each semester).

a. Waitlisted courses do not count towards the 12 units
b. It is highly recommended you participate in  Panther Prep Pledge

Students enrolled in fewer than 12 units may be eligible for SVP when eligible for a reduced course load as a Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS) accommodation

Enroll for the Student Success Seminar

Choose one or more of the following options:
1) Counseling course for Fall 2022: COU-1, COU-21, or COU-23
2) Summer Math Academy (August 2022)
3) Summer bridge hosted by approved support programs*

* Approved support programs: TRiOVocational Nursing (VN)Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) / MAESTROsComputer Science in 3 Years (CSin3)Academy for College Excellence (ACE)Math Academy

June 2022 - July 2022

Students will be notified via email of admission into the Salinas Valley Promise program. Acceptance will require completion of a Commitment Contract.

August 2022

Attend the Student Success Seminar you signed-up for (one or more of the following):

1) Counseling course for Fall 2022: COU-1, COU-21, or COU-23
2) Summer Math Academy (August 2022)
3) Summer bridge hosted by approved support programs*

* Approved support programs: TRiOVocational Nursing (VN)Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) / MAESTROsComputer Science in 3 Years (CSin3)Academy for College Excellence (ACE)Math Academy

 

 

Who To Contact

  • Salinas Valley Promise
    Office of Equity Programs
    svp@hartnell.edu
    Phone: (831) 755-6723 [voicemail only]
    Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
    Office: Building B, Room 204A
    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Location

  •  B - Student Services

     B - Student Services