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Puente Office
Room: SS106
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 848-4807


How to Apply?

The student must meet all qualifications in order to participate.

Continuing Gavilan Students qualifications

  • Must be transfer bound to a four-year college/university
  • In good academic standing
  • Qualify for English 250 writing placement
  • Qualify for English 260 reading placement or higher
  • Participate in all the program activities

Steps for continuing students:

  1. Complete an academic progress report
  2. Meet with the Puente Counselor to:
    1. Complete an application and interview
    2. Register for fall courses

Incoming freshman Gavilan Students Criteria:

  • Must be transfer bound to a four-year college/university
  • Qualify for English 250 writing placement
  • Qualify for English 260 reading placement or higher
  • Participate in all the program activities

Steps for incoming freshman:

  1. Complete college application and get a Gav ID # by May
  2. Take college placement in writing, reading, and math
  3. Take the college on line orientation
  4. Meet with the Puente Counselor to:
    1. Complete an application and interview
    2. Register for fall courses

Last modified: May 23, 2011
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