Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I apply for the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program?
A: In order to apply for the SCSP, you must complete the following steps:
- STEP 1: Enroll at Skyline College
- *STEP 2: Submit Scholarship Application by August 2, 2017 deadline
- *STEP 3: Apply for the upcoming academic year's cycle of FAFSA or DREAM Act
- STEP 4: Attend a New Student Orientation
- STEP 5: Assessment
- STEP 6: Meet with a Counselor
- STEP 7: Enroll into classes
Q: Is the FAFSA/California Dream Act Application a requirement for the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program?
A: Yes, you do need to submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA/California Dream Act Application and list Skyline College (School Code: 007713) on the application.
Q: How do I know if I qualify to apply for the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program Program?
A: Students who are eligible to receive the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program must be an incoming first year student in the Fall semester of the academic year and also must have graduated from high school or received their GED after December 1, 2016.
Q: How long does the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program Program (SCPSP) last?
A: The SCPSP will provide students who are awarded with the scholarship wrap-around services and financial support for the whole academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer semesters) as long as the student maintains the agreed responsibilities below:
Enroll full time (minimum 12 units) for fall and spring terms only.
Maintain academic progress, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and a completion rate of above 50%.
Declare a major by the start of the spring 2018 semester.
Complete a comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP) by start of the spring 2018 semester.
Q: What are the additional requirements in order to keep my scholarship?
A: On top of the main responsibilities to maintain your scholarship recipient status, all SCPSP scholars are required to meet with the designated Skyline Promise Scholars Program student for at least (1) 30 minute check-in appointment and (2) 1 hour comprehensive educational plan appointment by the end of your first Fall semester.
Q: What are the benefits from receiving the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program Program (SCPSP)?
A: SCPSP student recipients will receive the benefits below:
Mentioned student fees:
Student Rep Fee
Student Union Fee
Student Body Fee
Note: Fees are covered for Skyline College fees only
Lending Library Access
All required textbooks, readers, and classroom materials paid for
A dedicated Skyline Promise Counselor
Q: I am confused about what classes I need to take in order to graduate and/or transfer. Who can I talk to?
A: One of the most amazing benefits of the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program is that every student has complete access to the Skyline Promise Counselor! Your SCSP Counselor is a masters level trained academic, career, and personal counselor who can assist students in:
- Picking out appropriate classes for the semester
- Breakdown and explain the different requirements needed to transfer or receive an Associates
- Best Skyline Campus student support services to refer you to
- Help you create a comprehensive education plan that respects your individual goals and vision
Q: How do I schedule an appointment to meet with the Skyline Promise Counselor?
A: If you would like to schedule an appointment with the Skyline Promise Counselor, please call the Counseling Front Desk at (650) 738-4318 and let the front desk staff know you are a "Promise Scholar". All Promise Scholars have the option of setting (1) 30 minute appointments or (2) 1 hours appointments.
*Please note certain availability dates may be restricted at specific points in the semester
Q: Do I have to attend an orientation in order to receive my scholarship?
A: All incoming, first semester, Skyline students must attend a New Student Orientation before enrolling into the Fall semester and beginning the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program.
There is no additional Skyline Promise Scholars Program orientation that recipients will be required to attend.
Q: What will happen to my scholarship if I have to withdraw from a class halfway through the semester and will no longer be full-time?
A: Life happens and balance in order to be and feel successful is very important. In these cases, if you need to withdraw from a course then all SCSP recipients must first meet with the Skyline Promise Counselor in order to assess and provide permission to withdraw on behalf of the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program.
Promise Lending Library FAQs
Q: What does the Skyline College Promise Scholars Program Lending Library provide?
A: The Lending Library allows you to borrow most required course materials for enrolled classes such as textbooks and readers for the term.
Q: What types of course materials are not provided by the SCPSP Lending Library?
A: The Lending Library cannot provide online access codes (aka web codes), lab manuals, workbooks, goggles, kits, musical instruments, uniforms, etc. You are responsible for obtaining these items.
Q: What are the requirements of the SCPSP Lending Library?
A: You must be a current SCPSP recipient and also register for or have an active Peninsula Library System account at the time of the loan.
Q: How do I access the Lending Library?
A: The Skyline College Promise Counselor will meet with you to discuss the SCPSP Lending Library and complete a form that indicates which course materials you are eligible to borrow. Bring the completed form to the Library (Bldg. 5, floor 2) Check Out and Reserves desk for staff assistance.
Q: What happens if I add or drop a course?
If you add a course after obtaining Lending Library textbooks and course materials, you need to see your counselor for new Lending Library item approval. If you drop a course, you need to return associated course materials to the Library within 24 hours of changing your schedule.
Q: What happens if I do not return or damage Lending Library items?
You are responsible for the full replacement cost of course materials if the item is returned past the due date, if item fails to be returned, item is damaged/lost/stolen, item is returned with excessive marking/highlighting/annotations/missing pages, etc.