Eligibility & Application

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria

  1. US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card holder
  2. Have Academic Need 
  3. Identify with ONE of the following 
    • First Generation College Student (neither of your parents or guardians have a 4 year US Bachelor’s degree, no documentation needed)
    • Low-income Student (must meet federal guidelines, documentation required)
      • Acceptable documentation forms: FAFSA SAR, CURRENT IRS FEDERAL TAX FORMS: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ. If IRS Federal Tax forms were not filed: Submit a letter on official letterhead showing monthly stipend from SSI, SSDI, FAFSA/SAR, CALWORKS
    • Student with a Disability (must be registered with Accessibility Services, Disability Blue Referral Form - documentation required)


You are not eligible for the EXCEL Program if you are…

  • An EOP student
  • A Project Impact student
  • A Continuing Education student


The EXCEL Program is currently accepting applications

Please fill out the application by clicking the button below. You will be contacted if there is any documentation that needs to be submitted. Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 weeks and you will be notified of the status of your application. Unfinished applications or applications without required documentation will not be reviewed.

Acceptance into the EXCEL Program

When you are notified of your acceptance into the EXCEL Program, you must attend a mandatory orientation to begin your participation in the program. You will need to attend the orientation to access support and services. You must attend the orientation within the semester in which you were accepted or you will no longer be able to be part of the program. Orientations are offered multiple times throughout the semester.



Attend one session:

Date Time Location
September 16, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
September 30, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
October 14, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
October 28, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
November 4, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
November 18, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
December 2, 2021 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session