Cerritos Complete Requirements

  • You must be a graduating high school senior OR an adult completing high school equivalency at an adult school during AUG 2022-JULY 2023.

  • The Cerritos Complete Promise Program is only available to our partner unified school districts in ABCUSD, Bellflower USD, Compton USD, Downey USD, Lynwood USD, Norwalk USD, and Paramount USD. View our list of ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS.

6 Eligibility Steps (2022-2023) for students in our eligible schools



1. Submit a Cerritos College Summer 2023 Application.

Apply at www.cerritos.edu, click apply now, create an Open CCC account, and then submit your Cerritos College Summer 2023 application.

After submitting the Cerritos College application (within 24-72 hours), you will receive an email with a 7-digit Cerritos College Student ID Number from noreply@cerritos.edu 

Your Cerritos College Student ID is a 7-digit number and starts with a number -> 2******)

October 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023

2. Submit a Cerritos Complete Promise Program INTEREST FORM

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

This form will not be available after the deadline 3/2/23 -> There are no late adds to our program.

October 1, 2022 - March 2, 2023

3. (A) Submit FAFSA or DREAM Act Application and list Cerritos College for 2023-2024.

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://studentaid.gov/  
You MUST list the Federal School Code for Cerritos College 001161


If you are not a citizen or eligible non-citizen and qualify for AB 540 status
Submit a California Dream Act Application at www.caldreamact.org  
You MUST list the School Code for Cerritos College 00116100

(B) Submit additional paperwork to Cerritos College Financial Aid.

(a) October 1, 2022 - March 2, 2023

(b) April 30, 2023 (priority deadline for Financial Aid)

4. Complete your Self-Report Tool (SRT) for math and English/ESL Placement in your MyCerritos account. High School students will need to answer questions based on their high school transcript.

Go to www.cerritos.edu 
Click Quick Links
Click MyCerritos
Login to your MyCerritos account using your Cerritos College Student ID number and password
Once in MyCerritos screen, scroll down to the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Will find “Placement” section.
Click on “English/ESL SRT” link to complete placement process for an English/ESL course placement.
Click on “Math SRT” link to complete placement process for math course placement.

You must complete both SRT links to receive placement results.

Please allow 2 – 3 business days to post to unofficial transcripts and have Assessment hold removed.

October 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023


5. (A) Complete the online Falcon Edge Orientation in your MyCerritos account and (B) attend an Orientation Workshop.

(A) Make sure all the items have check marks and it says “Congratulations! You’ve completed your Falcon Edge Orientation.” 

(B) You will receive an email from nduenas@navigate.cerritos.edu  with your personalized link to schedule your workshop.

If you need to reschedule: You are only allowed to reschedule once. Please reschedule at least 24 hours before your scheduled workshop.

Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email titled "[Appointment Notification] ASEP - Next Semester Courses @ DATE and TIME"

(A) November 1, 2022-April 1, 2023

(B) Sign-ups and workshops open February 2023. Complete the Workshop by April 30, 2023

6. Use your MyCerritos account to enroll in Summer semester* and mandatory Fall semester classes

  • Get ahead on your 1st Year Requirement by enrolling in a Summer 2023 Counseling Class (COUN 101B or COUN 200 or ACLR 101) in your MyCerritos account.* If you pass it in Summer, you do not need to take it in Fall.

Fall semester is mandatory.

  • Students must enroll and successfully pass (Grades of C or better) their Counseling (COUN 101B or COUN 200 or ACLR 101), Math, and English/ESL classes in Fall semester.
  • Students must keep taking Math and English/ESL classes until they complete transfer level (Example: Math 112/PSYC 210 and English 100). When students successfully complete transfer level, they meet their academic requirements for Cerritos Complete.

Make sure to enroll in your required classes

Check your MyCerritos Student Center for your SUMMER and FALL enrollment date

Your FALL early enrollment begins May 5, 2023

Deadline to enroll in Fall semester classes is June 1, 2023

Enroll as early as you can because if you are not enrolled in math and English/ESL, you will not be able to continue in the program

*All steps and dates are subject to change.

Students that successfully complete all 6 eligibility steps by the deadlines will be admitted into the Cerritos Complete Promise Program. 

Once students are accepted into the Cerritos Complete Promise Program, they must complete their college requirements to stay eligible during their freshman and sophomore years.


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