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 2023-2025 

*FALL 2023 FIRST YEAR COLLEGE APPLICANTS ONLY*

 Apply Here!

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 or call (831) 755-6723

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 Opportunities
  • Peer and Faculty Mentoring Programs

Requirements of the Promise

  • Graduated from a high school or adult school
  • Be a first-time college student (dual/concurrent enrollment units acceptable)
  • CA resident or qualify for non-resident tuition exemption through AB540/SB68
  • Maintain enrollment as a full-time college student with 12 or more units (15 units preferred )
  • Completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) OR California Dream Act Application
  • Enrollment OR Completion of the Student Success Seminar (Math Academy, Counseling class, Partner Program)
  • Completion of a Comprehensive Educational Plan with an Educational Counselor
  • Participation in mentorship and quarterly workshops (dates to be announced for 2023)
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 semester GPA

 

STEPS TO THE PROMISE

November 2022 - March 2023  

  • Spring Applicants DUE DATE: November 23,2022
  • Fall Applicants DUE DATE: March 2, 2023

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.

November 2022 - April 30, 2023  

  • Spring Applicants DUE: November 23, 2022 *FT Enrollment Extended to December 14, 2022*
  • Fall Applicants DUE: April 30, 2023
Hartnell College strongly recommends but does not require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to register for classes.
If vaccinated, you may submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination here: 
hartnell.edu/vax
Enroll and continue as a full-time student at Hartnell College during Fall and Spring semesters deadlines (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 

*Dual Enrollment students are exempt from this requirement*

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)
3) Summer bridge hosted by approved support programs*

* Approved support programs: TRiOVocational Nursing (VN)Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) / MAESTROsComputer Science in 3 Years (CSin3)Math Academy, CCAP Dual Enrollment

 

 

 

Spring Applicants: December 2022 - January 2023

Fall Applicants: June 2023 - July 2023

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

Fall Applicants: August 2023

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

*Dual Enrollment students are exempt from this requirement*

1) Counseling course for Fall 2022: COU-1, COU-21, or COU-23
2) Summer Math Academy (August)
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 
    Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
    Office: Building B, Room 204A
    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Location

  •  B - Student Services

     B - Student Services