Probably! If you complete your end of the Sierra Promise commitment and are a California resident, you will be eligible to have your first year of tuition covered through either the California College Promise Grant (need-based) or the AB19 State Promise Grant (non-need-based).
The ultimate goal of Guided Pathways at Sierra College is to improve the number of students earning community college credentials while closing equity gaps.
The Guided Pathways Model creates a highly structured approach to student success that:
Provides all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success.
Integrates support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience.
Key Elements of Guided Pathways:
Sierra College has a structured onboarding process including improved placement tests and co-requisite instruction that provide students with clear, actionable, and usable information they need to get on the right start in college.
Proactive academic and career advising from the start though completion and/or transfer, with assigned point of contact at each stage.
Programs that are fully mapped out and aligned with further education and career advance while also providing structured or guided exploration for undecided students.
Early alert systems aligned with interventions and resources to help students stay on the pathway, persist, and progress.
Instructional support and co-curricular activities aligned with classroom learning and career interests.
Redesigning and integrating basic skills/development education classes to accelerate students to college-level classes.
Watch (below) to learn about why Guided Pathways are important
Now that you have learned about the Sierra College Promise Program and about how Guided Pathways:
1. Provides all students with a set of clear course taking patterns that promote better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success.
2. Integrates support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience.
1. APPLY TO SIERRA COLLEGE
Come to the WHS Counseling Office to:
Schedule an appointment with a Sierra College Enrollment Specialist.
Or you can apply on your own (click the image above):