Re-Entry FAQ

What is the Re-Entry Resource Program?

The Re-Entry Resource Program is tailored to assist adults returning to school make a smooth transition, overcome barriers unique to returning adults, and successfully attain their college goals and objectives.


Who is considered a re-entry student?

You are considered a re-entry student if you are an adult returning to school after a gap in your education, either from high school to college or from college to college. Re-entry students are perse, ranging from career changers, vocational students, professionals returning to school, displaced homemakers, or welfare to work participants.

 

How can the Re-Entry Resource Program help me?

We can provide personal assistance, orientations, workshops based on re-entry student issues, support groups, and information regarding child care, financial aid, career counseling, job placement and community resources. We will work with you on an inpidual basis to help you get started, succeed in school, and be better prepared for the future after you complete your degree. During our sessions, we can help you clarify your goals, expectations, and purpose for returning to school to better guide you through this process.

Who is considered a re-entry student?

You are considered a re-entry student if you are 25 years or older, have a 3-5 year gap in your education, female or male interested in pursuing a non-traditional career , single parent, professional returning to school, vocational student, displaced homemaker, late life career changer, or a welfare to work participant.

What services do we offer for re-entry students?

The Re-Entry Resource Program assists adults returning to school make a smooth transition, overcome barriers unique to returning adults, and successfully attain their college goals. Services included personal assistance, orientations, workshops based on re-entry student issues, support groups, information and referrals regarding childcare, financial aid, career counseling, job placement, and community resources.

What scholarships are available?

  • E. Maude West Scholarship; $500 annual award; Deadline - September 15
  • Norwalk Women's Club Scholarship; $500 annual award; Deadline - September 15
  • Women's Club of Artesia-Cerritos Scholarship; $500 annual award; Deadline - July 15
  • Jean O. Michael Scholarship; $1,000 annual award; Deadline - September 15
  • Carmen Solis-Pratt Scholarship; $1,000 annual award; Deadline - September 15

For more information about these scholarships please visit www.cerritos.edu/ccf/scholar.htm and also check out current scholarship information provided by Financial Aid.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

For Re-Entry scholarships you may pick up applications at Career Services located in the Administration Building for Financial Aid scholarship information please contact Jaime Quiroz at (562) 860-2451, extension 2394.