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Promise 2.0 & Community Colleges

Information on Promise 2.0

In September 2018, the partners in the Long Beach College Promise came together to form Promise 2.0. Promise 2.0 is a partnership between LBUSD, Long Beach City College (LBCC), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), the City of Long Beach, and Promise 2.0 industry partners, including the Port of Long Beach.

Promise 2.0 offers a wide range of benefits for LBUSD graduates. By attending LBCC, students have access to Promise 2.0 industry partners and their vast internship and employment network. LBUSD seniors who attend LBCC the fall semester immediately following their spring 2019 graduation also receive two years of free tuition at LBCC (students should demonstrate successful progress towards a certificate, degree, or transfer each term).

For LBUSD seniors who enroll at LBCC and are interested in transferring to CSULB, Promise 2.0 offers the LBCC/CSULB transfer pledge. Those who “opt in” by completing the LBCC/CSULB Promise 2.0 pledge will benefit from: 

  • Guaranteed transfer pathways from LBCC to CSULB. Students must remain in good academic standing. Exclusions may apply for some majors.
  • Dual advising under a “cohort” model from both LBCC Counselors and CSULB Academic Advisors.
  • Access to signature athletic events, the library and membership in eligible student clubs/organizations for both LBCC and CSULB. 
  • Career exploration activities with both LBCC and CSULB.

A LBCC Counselor is here on campus once a week.  Schedule an appointment if you have additional questions about registration and class selection in the College & Career Center (Room 701).


Program Options


  • Be a high school graduate (diploma,  satisfactory GED or CHSPE)
  • A person 18 years of age or older

Skill Certificate/Certificate of Completion:

  • Focusing on skill development to prepare you for entry-level employment
  • Examples: Computer Animation, Child Development, Medical Assistant and Pharmacy


  • Applications are available on the college website.
  • There is no application fee.

Associate's Degree (AA or AS):

  • Highest degree you can earn.
  • Must complete the following requirements: Major Requirements, Math, Reading, Writing & Health and Wellness Proficiency Requirements; and General Education Requirements.                          


  • Take a copy of your final transcript to the community college counselor.


Transfer Path:

  • After completing a minimum of 60 credits with a minimum 2.0,   you are eligible to transfer as a Junior to a four-year college or university.  

Honors Program:

  • Provides students with the opportunity to enrich themselves    through unique, challenging and interactive educational experiences.                

Local Community Colleges




Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd.

Norwalk,  CA  90650-6269

(562) 860-2451 

Compton Community Educational Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.

Compton, CA  90221-5393

(310) 900-1600 

Cypress College

9200 Valley View St.  

Cypress, CA  90630-5897

(714) 484-7000

El Camino Community College

16007 Crenshaw Blvd.  

Torrance, CA  90506

(310) 532-3670

Golden West Community College

15744 Golden West St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 892-7711

Long Beach City College

4901 East Carson St.

Long Beach,  CA  90808-1706

(562) 938-4353 

Los Angeles Community College

855 N Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA  90029

(323) 953-4000

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Rd.

Costa Mesa CA 92628-5005

(714) 432-0202

Saddleback Community College

28000 Marguerite Pkwy.   

Mission Viejo, CA  92692

(949) 582-4500

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