The SDSU Pre-College Institute (PCI) promotes college access and completion for under-served students,
implements innovative programs to enhance excellence in teaching and learning in multicultural settings.

Whether you are on track to go to college or you have just learned that college is an option for you, our programs can help you! We want you to be aware of the different resources that are available to you.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us

Do you know a friend, sibling or relative who also attends your high school and might be interested in joining our program?

Then provide us with their contact information in this Referral Form so we can tell them more about the program.

Low Cost Computers!

San Diego Futures Foundation offers affordable refurbished computers starting at just $80. Their computers come pre-installed with Windows 10 operating systems and Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010.

All San Diego Futures Foundation computers come with a one year warranty.  Find out if you qualify for their low-cost computer program!



SD MTS is offering free transit rides for everyone in the region who needs to get to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment location. This includes all vaccination sites in the county including Super Vaccination stations, hospitals, and other community immunization locations!

You only need to show a confirmation email of your vaccine appointment that day - either a printout or on a smartphone - to get on board for free.

Visit our About Us page to learn what we can do for you!
Find our program flyer translated in four languages, and check out our newsletters.

We know that these are hard times for you and your loved ones, remember you can count on us!

Find updates from your school district, meal distribution locations, things to do at home, virtual events/programs and other important information!

We encourage you to schedule a phone or online meeting with your Talent Search advisor. 

We will also be posting a series of videos regarding college enrollment and the financial aid process so you can view them at your convenience.


Download the 
Senior Handbook 
to get a head-start with your senior year!

 Scholarships are merit-based, need-based, student-specific and career-specific. Search by categories, scholarship search engines, due-dates and from your high school's database! 

Good luck!

Bullet Journal

For Students: Find information about upcoming evens concerning: college, career, social justice, self-care and/or extracurriculars activities. 
For Parents: Find family events in the community and resources.

What are you going to do when you "grow up"?

Explore different career paths and find out how to get paid for what you like to do!


Do you want to go to college but don't know where to start?

Check out these guidelines, requirements and tests you should be working on in order to be college-bound!

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Learn how to present yourself in interviews, how to craft a resume, cover letter, elevator pitch and other valuable skills.

Also, look at tips on how to become a better student. 

Sometimes school is not the only thing on our minds, here are a couple of resources for you.

Whether its mental health, bad habits or other factors beyond your control, you are not alone.