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Adelante Program



Adelante Program:

The ADELANTE Program is a success-oriented program  focusing on academic achievement, transfer, cultural awareness, and personal growth.  Adelante classes emphasize verbal, written, and critical thinking skills essential to college success.  Classes accentuate the Latino experience within the context of the course subject, and most classes offer credits that are transferable to the UC and CSU systems. 


Students who join the program:

  • Are eligible to enroll in Adelante classes,
  • Receive follow-up from Latino Center counselors and other Center staff,
  • Participate in classes with a large Latino enrollment,
  • Join a Latino network,
  • Become eligible for specially designated scholarships,
  • Are placed on the Latino Center mailing list.

Adelante students are expected to:

  • Maintain continuous SMC enrollment,
  • Maintain a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA or higher by the end of their first complete Adelante semester,
  • Meet with a Latino Center counselor twice each semester (once a semester if a continuing Adelante student with a cumulative GPA above a 2.0),
  • Follow the recommendations and referrals of Adelante and Latino Center faculty,
  • Attend one of the Adelante workshops each semester. 


In order to join the Adelante Program you must first attend an orientation session.  The current sessions are listed below.  Please arrive promptly! 


(Spring 2013 Orientation Schedule is to be announced)  ​ ​
SCI - Science Building located just north of the Counseling Complex
HSS - Humanities and Social Sciences Building located west of the Quad and south of Drescher Hall
LA - Liberal Arts Building located across from the Counseling Complex
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