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DUSD - Columbus High School

The Cerritos Complete Promise Program is a great opportunity for students to smoothly transition to college. This program provides opportunities for students to obtain the skills and knowledge needed for college, explore a variety of careers, save money on their college education, and graduate from college on-time. 


The Cerritos Complete Promise Program is available to our partner district students graduating high school or completing their equivalency from an adult school in 2019-2020. Students must complete all 5 eligibility steps by the deadlines.


  • Two-year free tuition (in-state rates only)
  • Two-year priority enrollment
  • Step by step assistance
  • One-on-one counseling and advisement
  • College preparedness
  • Career exploration
  • Personalized schedule for Fall and Spring semesters
  • Student support services



Family Information Day at Columbus High School

Family Information Night at Cerritos College

January 24, 2020 at Columbus High School. Contact Matthew Botello for details.

February 12, 2020 at 6:30pm-8pm at Cerritos College

-English presentation - Student Center (Hall)

-Spanish presentation - Kinesiology Conference Center

January 24, 2020

1. (a) FAFSA/DREAM Act Application for 2020-2021.

(b) Financial Aid Packet - Must be completed and all forms must be submitted to Cerritos College Financial Aid Office

Fill out a slip to meet with Matthew Botello. He is available every Friday from 9:30am-1pm at Columbus High School.

(a) October 1, 2019 - March 2, 2020

(b) April 30, 2020

2. Cerritos College Summer Application  Fill out a slip to meet with Matthew Botello. He is available every Friday from 9:30am-1pm at Columbus High School. February 27, 2020
3. Submit Cerritos Complete Intent Form 

Online Form

You must have a Cerritos College Student ID # 
(Example – 2211111) in order to submit your form

March 2, 2020

4. (a) Submit the placement forms for Math, English/ESL, and Reading.

2019-2020 High School Graduates use the Self-Report Tool (SRT) placement form. You will need your high school transcript.

2019-2020 Students that are completing equivalency use the Guided Placement Tool (GPT) placement form.

(b) Sign-up for a 3 hour Falcon Edge Orientation Workshop. Sign-ups are not available at this time.

Fill out a slip to meet with Matthew Botello. He is available every Friday from 9:30am-1pm at Columbus High School.

(a) March 30, 2020

(b) March 2-May 1,2020


5. Attend a Falcon Edge Orientation Workshop at Cerritos College and Enroll in Fall Semester classes in your MyCerritos account.

Students must enroll and successfully pass (Grades of C or better) their Math and English/ESL classes in until they complete transfer level (Example - Math 112 and English 100)

When they successfully complete transfer level, they meet their academic requirements for Cerritos Complete.

Tentative dates for Workshops during June 1-July 2, 2020


Get ahead on your 1st Year Requirement! Enroll in a Summer 2020 Counseling Class (COUN 101B) in your MyCerritos account.


*All steps and dates are subject to change.

Students that successfully complete all 5 eligibility steps will be admitted into the Cerritos Complete Promise Program.

If you have questions, please contact:

The High School Point Counselor, Scott Marshall at smarshall@dusd.netor (562) 904-3552, Ext. 5190.

The Cerritos Complete Site Bridging Liaison, Matthew Botello at or (562) 286-3390.

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