About Cerritos Complete
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 to increase degree and certificate completion rates, reduce time to graduation by lowering the number of excess units completed.
Cerritos Complete allows eligible students graduating from any of the College’s service area high school districts, ABC Unified School District (USD), Bellflower USD, Downey USD, Norwalk-La Mirada USD, and Paramount Unified School District, to participate.
Students entering Cerritos Complete earn a free year of college with the cost of tuition waived by the District. While traditional Promise Programs emphasize student access to college, there is generally less attention given to degree attainment and program completion. Cerritos Complete fills in the gap and expands access to include completion with a direct pathway for students to finish their educational goals that includes strong support services such as counseling, financial aid, and more.