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About Us

Mission Statement: The Outreach Office develops, nurtures, and leverages relationships among our K-12 schools and community based organizations providing information, navigational support, college access events, presentations, and advocacy for prospective and continuing students.

We participate in school and community-based college and career fairs, present at K-12 sites and community events, offer campus tours at both the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses, provide navigational support from application to placement testing, setting up counseling appointments, student portals, and registration.

Outreach Office Contact Information

Hours: Generally, we are open from 8:00am to 4:30 pm.

Location: Visit us at the Kentfield Campus in the Student Services Building, Room 232 (Second floor next to the Cashier's Office)

Contact Us: Email or call us at 415-457-8811 x 78760 for campus tours and general information.

Campus Tours

Interested in a Campus Tour? Visiting the College of Marin is an important part of the college planning process, and our Student Ambassadors are the best tour guides around. Please call to arrange for a tour of the Kentfield or Indian Valley Campus, and let us know specific areas of interest . In less than an hour, the Student Ambassadors will familiarize you with the campus, our programs, support services, everyday logistics, and the beautiful surrounding area. Tours provide information that you won’t find in a brochure, and meeting an actual student who can share his/her impressions and perspectives will provide invaluable insights.

To arrange for a tour, to ask general or specific questions relating to College of Marin or the college admissions process, please call the Student Ambassador line, 415.457.8811 x7860, or stop by the Outreach Office located in Room 232 in the Student Services Building on the Kentfield Campus.

High School Students

JUMPSTART your college success now!

Special offer for Summer and Fall 2016 Semester. Summer classes start June 13 and Fall classes start August 22.

With COM covering up to 11 units of enrollment fees, high school students enrolled in this program can realize savings of $506. Another benefit is the time that students save, as concurrent enrollment may satisfy credit requirements for high school while earning them transferable college credit at the same time. We will cover up to 11 units of enrollment fees for all high school students who enroll at the College of Marin for the Summer and Fall semester. Take advantage of this offer to explore areas of interest, deepen you learning, build college confidence, and earn transferable credit.

Jumpstart orientations for Fall 2016 are:

  • Thursday, July 7th             3:00 pm

  • Wednesday, July 13th    3:30 pm

  • Monday, July 18th            3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, July 26th            3:30 pm


How to Sign Up
 1. Apply online at

2. Complete the College Credit Program (CCP) application, including all required signatures. CCP applications are also available in your high school counseling center.

3. Attend a mandatory group orientation (bring your completed CCP form) or call 415.485.9432 to make a short appointment to meet with a counselor and turn in your CCP form.

4. Register online for your classes starting on December 2.


For More Information About JUMPSTART, click here.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions please call 415.457.8811 x 7860

Summer Bridge Program at College of Marin

Summer Bridge

The Summer Bridge is an intensive three-week college preparatory program with a combined focus on math and English skill-building, college success skills, and group bonding. These classes run from Monday - Thursday, 9am to 1 pm during June 13 -June 30 or July 5 - July 21.

Spaces are still available for the July 5 - July 21 session (CRN 60638)

During the program students will:

  • Earn one transferable unit
  • Learn about college
  • Find out how to transfer
  • Meet other new students
  • Have an opprotunity to place higher in math and English
  • Have fun!

How to sign up:

  • Register using one of the CRN numbers above for COUN 115 at COM. Registration begins May 7, 2016 at College Success Saturday.


  • Only for students who have completed the program in its entirety.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at:

Our Student Ambassadors

COM has selected a team of talented student leaders to serve in the Student Ambassador Program for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Student ambassadors serve as liaisons between the College and local schools, lead campus tours and assist with on-campus activities such as Saturday Services, International Students Orientation, Job Fair, Transfer Day, Peer Summit, and other events.  Ambassadors also represent COM at local College Fairs, community events, and off-site school visits. The team has developed a hands-on, interactive college bound curriculum which we use in local elementary and middle schools to support their college preparation and awareness initiatives. Our Ambassadors have their own amazing stories of college access and success. They provide an authentic student voice and perspective and are extremely effective communicators.


Monica Maciel

Jesus Cuellar


Cattleya Sankham


Keara Noelle


Andy Nguyen

Sonia Puertas


Angelly Rodriquez


Maaz Sheik


Alex Deleon


Jospeh Negrido


Taria Cordova

Kevin Gramajo


For Prospective Students

High school students who are interested in a jumpstart on college level courses can enroll at no cost at the College of Marin through our College Credit Program. High school students gain valuable experience in their classes and earn college credit (most courses transfer to 4-year institutions, e.g., UC, CSU and private colleges) and meet Bachelor degree requirements. If you are interested in exploring different areas of study to help determine your college major, you can enroll in college courses to test your interests. A robust sequence of late afternoon classes is conveniently scheduled to provide opportunities for high school students. It is an efficient and strategic approach for college preparation, and can save you time and money in the long run.

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For Parents and Guardians

Your role in the college planning process is crucial. We are here to help support you and your student in this important process through Information Nights sponsored at local schools, community-wide college access forums, information posted on our website, campus tours, and direct contact. We can help you understand the financial implications of your student's choice of colleges in terms of your own family's finances. By becoming familiar with the various options available to your student, from concurrent enrollment at no cost while your student is still in high school, to the higher education system in California (consisting of the community colleges, California State Universities, University of California system, and private universities), to the various forms of financial aid and scholarships and other support services, you will be able to lend a helpful and informed voice that will result in a more thoughtful decision for your student and your family.

For Counselors

Please let us know how we can support your students, whether at your site or on our campuses. We will work with you to develop a tailored approach that will supplement your efforts and can provide materials for use in your office. You can contact us either by email,, or by calling our office: 415.485.9663.

Links to Other College of Marin Offices

There are many important services offered at College of Marin to help with student succes:

Valuable Resources

There is no shortage of college planning information, and the volume of websites and guides can be overwhelming. We can help you distinguish between  websites that charge fees for all of their services versus others that offer the same information for FREE! Our Student Ambassadors have reviewed current web sites and college planning programs for their navigational strategies and user-friendly content, and here are some resources that might be helpful to you

California Colleges
California's FREE official source for college and career planning where you can explore colleges (among California Community Colleges, the California State University system, University of California system, and independent colleges and universities) and careers, search for campuses that match any combination of important criteria after using the personality and career self-assessments, plan and pay for college, and track progress to prepare for transfer to a 4-year institution. The web site also includes resources and materials for parents and counselors.

WSJ on Campus from The Wall Street Journal
In a partnership between the Wall Street Journal and Unigo, this web site features the student voice in college choices, careers, financial aid, etc., with real-life stories and strategies from current college students. "Don't just look at colleges from the outside - Learn what they're really like from actual students."

I Can Afford College
Applying for financial aid seems difficult with the various forms and documents involved. But it isn't as bad as it seems; there is plenty of help available.  Just start at the top of the form, read each question or instruction carefully, keep moving down the page, and before you know it, you're done! Remember to use a pencil to mark the questions that require more thought or clarification so that you don't miss anything.

The New York Times – The Choice
Making a college list, filing applications, and marshaling the resources to afford an education can be intimidating. But it need not be. Join Jacques Steinberg, New York Times education writer and author of "The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College,'' as he and his colleagues examine all facets of the college admissions process.

Keep checking this web page for more resources as we'll be updating the list whenever new sites or materials become available. And, don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions!


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Outreach Web Page
Content Responsible: Anna L. Pilloton, Outreach Coordinator, (415) 485-9663
Technical Contact: Anna L. Pilloton, Outreach Coordinator, (415) 485-9663