Adelante First Year Experience Program

Adelante First-Year Experience Program (FYE) at East Los Angeles College provides academic and social enrichment for first-year scholars of any age, life situation, or background. FYE enhances the experience of scholars by providing programming within thematic cohorts that promote self-advocacy, transfer knowledge, and a college-going mindset.

Go East

GO East is a FREE 3-Day Summer Bridge experience for new students to East Los Angeles College. Go East is designed to assist incoming first-year students make a smooth transition from high school to college.

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. 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.

John Delloro Transfer Program in Social Justice

The Delloro Transfer Program in Social Justice is a cohort learning community that provides scholars with a strong foundation of skills to succeed both academically and as advocates for their communities. We prepare students to be transfer-ready through an encouraging network of support and a strong understanding of the transfer process. Our program is rooted in the belief that a diverse group of knowledgeable and empowered students will thrive academically and serve as leaders for social justice in their communities and campuses.

Loyola Marymount University Undergraduate Research Scholars Academy (LMU URSA)

LMU URSA is a FREE 10 day residential program at Loyola Marymount University. It aims to create an upward pipeline for high-achieving, first-generation community college students. Students will develop research skills alongside ELAC and LMU faculty, receive a faculty and graduate mentor and get college transfer support.

Math Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA)

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.

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. For those students interested in a legal career, the Pathway will demystify law school and provide students with tutoring referrals, a designated counselor and a mentor who is an attorney.


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.


UCLA Center for Community College Partnerships works to increase transfer rates and success of ELAC students by holistically equipping students with skills and knowledge of available transfer pathways to empower them to become self-advocates and leaders in their communities.

UCLA Berkeley TAP

The UC Berkeley TAP program provides students from East Los Angeles College with information and support services that will facilitate their transfer to University of California Berkeley.