The Long Beach College Promise

The Role Parents Play

The Long Beach community has an award-winning school district, a top-tier community college and one of the most popular and sought after California State Universities in the state. Through the Long Beach College Promise (The Promise), the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College, and California State University, Long Beach are all working to help students succeed in higher education.

Parents can play an important role in helping their children succeed in college. To do so, you need to take an active interest early in your children’s education and continue to help through high school so that they will be prepared to enter and succeed in college.

The Role Parents Play

The Long Beach community has an award-winning school district, a top-tier community college and one of the most popular and sought after California State Universities in the state. Through the Long Beach College Promise (The Promise), the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College, and California State University, Long Beach are all working to help students succeed in higher education.

Parents can play an important role in helping their children succeed in college. To do so, you need to take an active interest early in your children’s education and continue to help through high school so that they will be prepared to enter and succeed in college.

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Long Beach Unified School District: Excellence & Equity
Parents play a crucial role in helping to prepare their children for college, whether students are in their elementary, middle or high school years.
Long Beach City College
Students should prepare for LBCC like they would for any other college or university by taking rigorous, college-preparatory course work. While there are no specific admission requirements to LBCC, students will have to perform at the same level in English, math and other courses to be successful. Encourage students to take four years of math and to enroll in rigorous English, science and social science courses to prepare them for college level work.

Promise Pathways

This pathway is offered to LBUSD students who plan to enroll at LBCC. Students who have signed a contract and taken rigorous college-prep coursework can participate in the Promise Pathways program, which offers guaranteed access to courses leading to their college goal along with intensive support. Contact the LBCC Outreach Office or high school counselor for more information

A Tuition-Free First Year at LBCC

All local high school graduates who enroll at LBCC the fall immediately after graduation will have their first-year tuition fees paid by the Long Beach College Foundation. No application is necessary – every local student’s enrollment fees will be automatically covered.
California State University, Long Beach

California State University Long Beach

As students reach the high school level, they must start working toward meeting requirements that will allow them to enroll in either the community college or four-year university of their choice, including Cal State Long Beach (CSULB).

Parents interested in having their children enroll at CSULB as a freshman can visit the university website to learn more about the admission requirements and application process to enroll at the Long Beach campus.

For students who attended Long Beach Unified School District and who are interested in transferring from Long Beach City College, The Promise guarantees these students admission to CSULB if they meet the minimum transfer requirements to the university.

Frequently Asked Questions

Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC), California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and the city of Long Beach (LB) have created a partnership. Together we promised to prepare our young people for academic success to pursue a meaningful career in the future. Visit the Long Beach College Promise for more info.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact our First Year Experience Program at fye@lbcc.edu

To be eligible for the Long Beach College Promise, students must enroll at LBCC directly following graduation from an LBUSD high school, Mayfair, St. Anthony, or St. Joseph. Viking Advantage is open to all high schools and students do not have to enroll at LBCC directly following their high school graduation. Click here to see a comparison chart of the two programs’ eligibility and benefits.

Long Beach College Promise students will be able to register for classes before all new and continuing students. Priority Registration increases the likelihood that you will be able to enroll in the courses of your preference.

The Long Beach Promise has built a foundation for my educational success; The Promise has brought me a community of Supportive student peers and amazing staff members. The Long Beach Promise program has helped me ensure success in my achievements. This program has made me feel extremely confident in my journey to medical school to become a Pediatric Physician. Thank you so much to LBCC’s Long Beach Promise for bringing greatness to students.

Celia
Long Beach City College
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