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Welcome to The Long Beach College Promise website!  Long Beach’s nationally recognized public schools, community college and state university are working together to help local students earn degrees and certificates in preparation for rewarding lives and careers.

The Long Beach College Promise offers ways for Long Beach Unified School District students to prepare for, enter and complete college.  A unique partnership with Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach provides a free semester of tuition at LBCC, guaranteed admission to CSULB, early outreach, intensive support, and much more along the way.

This website provides valuable information about the Long Beach College Promise. Click on the tabs above to learn how students and parents can take advantage of these opportunities, how educators and business leaders can help, or how the College Promise is changing thousands of young lives for the better.

LBUSD

Long Beach Unified School District

  • Rigorous and relevant college and career preparatory courses
  • Early and continued college support and outreach

LBCC

Long Beach City College

  • Long Beach College Promise Scholarship to cover first semester enrollment fees for all local high school graduates who enroll at LBCC the fall immediately after graduation
  • Dedicated support and pathways for LBUSD students

CSULB

California State University, Long Beach

  • Guaranteed admission for first time freshman applicants from LBUSD and other local area schools who in high school have completed all college preparatory courses with satisfactory grades and meet CSU and CSULB minimum admission requirements (mathematics minimum admission requirements are higher for science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and nursing)
  • Guaranteed admission for local transfer applicants who at community college have completed all transfer preparation courses for their selected specific major with satisfactory grades and meet CSU and CSULB minimum admission requirements
  • Dedicated CSULB access, admission and transition support programs for LBUSD and LBCC students