Student Programs

Which Programs Fit You?

Adelante First Year Experience (FYE):

The Adelante First Year Experience is committed to the educational success of students. Adelante is a comprehensive program involving student services, linked courses, a stimulating learning environment, and committed faculty which together will provide all Adelante first year students with the very best opportunities to succeed in transferring to a four-year university.

Location: E7-210
Office: (323)780-6795
Website: Adelante


NextUP formally known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is passionate and committed to supporting the educational journey of current and former foster youth on campus. It is our mission to provide students with the resources and tools needed to be successful at the college level, while understanding and addressing the unique challenges that they may face. Our goal is to keep students engaged and actively involved in their education while scaffolding them through their college journey.

Location: E1-227
Office: (323)265-8769
Website: NextUP


CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), previously GAIN, is a program offering training and support services to students receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), previously AFDC.

Location: A5 bungalow (adjacent to the North-West parking lot)
Office: (323)265-8998
Website: Calworks

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

The C.A.R.E. (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) Program at East Los Angeles College is a state funded student support program within E.O.P.S. for SINGLE PARENTS! To be eligible student parents must be enrolled in the EOPS Program, be a single parent, head of household, receive cash assistance for self and/or children from CalWorks or TANF, be 18 years old or older, and be enrolled in 12 units each semester. For more information please click on the links to the left, or call the EOPS Office at (323) 265-8769. New student applications are taken twice a year, June and December! (subject to change)

Location: E1-227
Office: (323) 265-8798
Website: CARE

John Delloro Program in Social Justice

The John Delloro Transfer Program is designed to provide scholars with a strong foundation of skills to succeed both in academics and in their communities. The program offers a unique combination of coursework, close student-faculty interactions, peer-mentorship and ongoing workshops and events centered on social justice. We are a two-year learning community designed for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year university. Students enter the program with a group of socially-conscious individuals and complete a pre-planned program together. We also provide guaranteed enrollment in all program courses for our scholars. Students will receive personal attention from all program faculty as well as an educational plan from a Delloro counselor each semester. Successful completion of the program ensures transfer readiness and transfer competitiveness in 2 years.

Location: G1-207
Office:(323) 415-5310
Website: John Delloro Transfer Program

Students with Disabilities Program and Services (DSPandS):

DSPandS provides educational support for eligible ELAC students with disabilities in the achievement of their academic and vocational goals. Assistance such as note takers, , special tutoring, audio CD and E-Text for the blind, mobility aids and equipment loans. In addition, special learning skills classes and computers are available to enhance DSPandS student classroom success.

Location: E1-160
Office: (323) 265-8787
Website: DSPS

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS):

EOPS is a state funded program which is designed to go above and beyond other services offered on campus. It is a program created to support students who are economically disadvantaged and have lacked access to educational opportunities

Location: E1-227
Office: (323) 265-8769
Website: EOPS

Honors Program:

The East Los Angeles Honors Program, which is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and Occidental College, has been developed to provide highly motivated students with an intellectually stimulating learning environment. The Honors Program consists of a series of courses specifically designed to successfully prepare students for the transition from ELAC to a four-year university or college.

Location: E1-127
Office: (323) 265-8751
Website: Honors


The MESA program at ELAC enables educationally disadvantaged students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college or university with a math-based degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. Through MESA students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. MESA has particular interest in and focuses on students from those groups who historically have had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate level programs. By closing this achievement gap, MESA students and graduates will be better able to make significant contributions to the socioeconomic well-being of their families and their communities.

Location: E1-210B
Office: (323) 780-6730
Website: MESA

Pathway to Law School :

The Pathway to Law School program provides students with the academic foundation necessary for successful transfer and eventual entry to law school.

Location: F7-307
Website: Pathway to Law School

Puente Program:

The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Puente is open to all interested students.

Location: E1-127
Office: (323) 780-6713
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Website: Puente Program