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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Puente?

The Puente Program is an academic and community leadership program designed to help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program meets this goal through a one-year series of Guidance courses, English classes and mentoring from community professional. Students remain with the same instructor, counselor, and mentor for the full year. Puente is open to all students.


What are the benefits for Puente students?

  • Develop reading and writing skills
  • Meet professionals in our community
  • Learn strategies for success in college and in life
  • Make university contacts and visit universities
  • Create a successful transfer plan
  • Participate in culturally-enriching activities
  • Priority registration for participants


How do I know if I am eligible?

  1. Must be eligible to take English 80 in the fall semester and have not taken Guidance 47 or 46.
  2. Be willing to commit to participate in the program and scheduled activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Where can I find an application?

You are welcome to complete an application found on the Moreno Valley College website or at the Moreno Valley Counseling Office located in Student Services 301. Applications should be submitted to the Counseling Office or to Puente personnel. Recruitment is continuous until the courses are full. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so, secure your spot and turn it in.


Contact Us

For more information, contact the 2017-18 puente coordinators at:


Cynthia Ramirez
Assistant Professor, Counseling
(951) 571-6904

Emma Pacheco
Associate Professor, English