About the Cerritos Complete Promise Program

Since its launch in fall 2016, Cerritos Complete served as an extension of the K-16 Bridge program, which was heavily focused on increasing graduation rates for our students. Today, Cerritos Complete has been fully adopted as the College’s official Promise Program to target district high school students and adults completing high school equivalency to increase degree and certificate completion rates and reduce time to graduation by lowering the number of excess units completed.

The Cerritos Complete Promise Program allows eligible students from our partner school districts to receive 2 years free tuition, early enrollment, and step-by-step assistance to smoothly transition to college. 

The mission of Cerritos Complete is to provide a comprehensive completion program that supports students in their effort to complete their educational goals in a timely manner.  More than a Promise Program, Cerritos Complete marries academic and student services, and removes barriers to college access with strong personal, academic and financial support.

The Cerritos Complete Promise Program provides a smooth transition to college for high school seniors and/or adults completing their equivalency. Cerritos Complete continues assistance during their freshman and sophomore years. Through the 6 Eligibility Steps starting in high school/equivalency, the program improves the matriculation process by allowing students to connect with the college before graduation and receive high-touch services to better prepare them for college.




Cerritos Complete Welcomes1,613 New Students - September 2022

Supporting Latinx Student Success - August 2022

Cerritos College Ranks as One of the Nation's Best Community Colleges - June 21, 2022

Cerritos College InSight - Spring 2020

Forbes - College Affordability Supports Latino Student Success - October 7, 2019

Paul Bleak Named Employee of the Month of September 2019 - September 23, 2019

Unprecedented 1,800 High School Grads Start Two Years of Free College with Award-Winning Promise Program Cerritos Complete - August 19, 2019

Encourage Student Engagement with Remind - May 29, 2019

College Honors Outstanding Classified Employees - May 28, 2019

Providing an Equal Chance at Success - April 17, 2019

Paramount Pulse Beat - March 2019

Cerritos College Announces Two Years of Free College Through Its Promise Program Cerritos Complete - February 19, 2019

Cerritos College to Offer Two Years of Free Tuition for Area High School Graduates Next Semester - February 12, 2019

Cerritos College Announces 2 Years of Free Tuition for Underserved Students - February 12, 2019

Cerritos Complete Honored at State Assembly for National Recognition - January 28, 2019

2018 A Banner Year of Success for Cerritos College - January 14, 2019

Cerritos College InSight - Spring 2019

Cerritos College Insight  - Fall 2018

2018 State of the College Highlights Progress and Success - November 11, 2018

Cerritos Complete Wins the 2018 Excelencia Award - October 12, 2018

Excelencia in Education Institute Brings Together Communities of Action for Latino Student Success - October 12, 2018

Setting a new standard - October 12, 2018

The 2018 Examples of Excelencia - October 12, 2018

Forbes - College Promise In California: Community-Wide Efforts to Support Student Success - October 9, 2018

ABC USD District Digest - September/October 2018

Raquel Lizarraga Named Employee of the Month of August 2018 - September 24, 2018

Exceptional programs focused on Latino success - August 6, 2018

Excelencia in Education unveils 21 finalists for 2018 Examples of Excelencia - July 31, 2018

Cerritos College Selected For L.A. County’s College Promise Support Initiative - April 3, 2018

Cerritos College InSight - Spring 2018

Cerritos College Named Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award - December 7, 2017

California students may get a free year of college, thanks to new law - October 13, 2017

California Collage Refocuses on Access, Completion - August 19, 2016

Financial incentives aim to keep Cerritos College students in school - August 17, 2016