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Puerta de Oportunidades

A one-year grant* funded program directed at serving low income, first generation, or disabled students.  You do not need to have a social security number or be eligible for financial aid to participate in the program. 

Puerta de Oportunidades Provides These FREE Services to Help You Succeed at CCC!

  • Academic Advising- We assist you with course selection and degree planning to help you stay on track! 
  • Career Guidance - Need help selecting a   major?  We’ll help you build your knowledge about possible career paths.  We offer career assessments and will help you interpret your results and identify careers you will enjoy.
  • Scholarship Assistance - We help you identify scholarship opportunities & provide $12,000 in direct scholarship aid to PDO students! Click here for a list of scholarship links!
  • Transfer Planning Assistance –Transferring is complicated, but we know how to help.  We offer four-year college campus visits in Oregon and Washington to help you decide which campus is right for you.
  • Technology Support –We have computers for you to use, as well as calculators and voice  recorders. 
  • Tutoring –We provide individualized tutoring as needed to help you succeed in your classes.

Why you should apply! 

The support services provided are proven to help students persist in college and reach their degree goals.  Students with access to these services are more likely to graduate with a degree, transfer to a university, and to maintain good academic standing at Clatsop.  Additionally, participants will be encouraged to enroll in a 5:1 Matched College Savings Program. (Eligibility determined by partner organization and based on space).

Eligibility Criteria

  • First Generation Students (Neither of your parents graduated from a four-year college or university).
  • Low-Income Students (According to federal guidelines).
  • Disabled Students (You have a documented disability which may interfere with your academic success).
  • Degree/Certificate Seeking (You are working towards a degree or certificate at CCC).
  • Students Ineligible for Financial Aid (Students unable to apply for financial aid due to residency status)

How to apply- This year's program is now full. 

Stop by our office and pick up an application or click here to download a PDF, 248Kbs. 

Return the completed application to the PLUS/Puerta de Oportunidades Office in Towler Hall, Room 312.

Have Questions?  Please contact:
Amy Magnussen, Puerta de Oportunidades Guidance Coordinator
Clatsop Community College, Towler Hall, Room 312
503-338-2311

*Grant funding provided by the State of Oregon Department of  Community Colleges &  Workforce Development .

Last Updated: 
February 11, 2015, 8:01 am
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