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The Puente Program uses English and Guidance classes, mentoring, and peer support to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. Community college students in Puente transfer at a higher rate (47%) than non-Puente students (27%)*


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What should you ask yourself before you get started?

1.  Do I have the time to participate in activities that take place in the evening, overnight or on Saturdays?

2.  Am I able to take Puente classes in the fall and the the spring?

3.  Am I able to stay in the program for the full year?


What are you asked to do in the Puente Program?

1. Visit transfer colleges in the Fall and Spring

2. Network with professionals from the community

3. Participate in volunteer, cultural and social activities


What should you do to get started?

1.  Apply online at

2.  Meet with Puente Counselor, Lyman Insley

3.  Enroll in Puente classes with the Puente Counselor



For more information, please contact:

Lyman Insley, Puente Program Coordinator/Counselor
Phone: (760) 245-4271, extension 2208. Email:

Nathan Franklin, Puente Coordinator/English Instructor
760-245-4271, extension 2220. Email:

Information Line: (760) 245-4271, extension 2627



*Source: California Community College Chancellor's Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, The Puente Project


Last Updated 3/29/17