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Barstow College Promise

Barstow College Promise Program

Welcome, New Promise Students! We are excited to announce that Promise 2.0 has expanded to include ALL eligible first-time, full-time students!


Barstow College Promise 2.0 is a two-year program designed to help you get on a path to a college education and prepare you for your future. OUR PROMISE to you is to make the TWO YEARS of community college as DEBT FREE as possible.


You can become a Promise student if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student interested in pursuing a career technical certificate, Associate degree and Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
  • Must be a California resident or AB540 eligible college student
  • Must be interested in enrolling in 12 units each semester for 2 years at Barstow Community College


  • Enrollment fees paid for TWO years
    •  Students completing a minimum of 12 units per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0, will receive a grant covering all enrollment fees for any gap left after applying for financial aid.
  • Priority registration in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Textbook Vouchers and/or school supplies
    • Students who qualify for EOPS will receive these benefits through EOPS
  • College counseling to assist with academic and career goals
  • Ongoing support from Student Success Advisors
  • Eligible students are able to be a part of multiple programs and take advantage of a variety of services simultaneously.

Book vouchers and school supplies are subject to available funding.

Step 1: Apply to BCC
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 3: Complete BCC orientation and education planning
Step 4: Register for classes