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ALAS Culture Center

ALAS makes it possible for you to earn a bachelor's degree in four years

  • Career Counseling
  • Academic Support
  • Free Computer Access and Printing Access

Helping First-Generation Students Succeed

The ALAS Program is committed to helping you successfully graduate from college in just four years. Our free, personal services help you achieve a university degree and become a Sunbird for life.

Academic counselors will help you:

  • Design a personalized education plan targeted toward graduating in four years, or “15 to Finish” *
  • Connect you with student tutors who can answer your questions about classes, teachers and other issues
  • Learn which courses are required to graduate

* 15 units per semester

Career counselors will help you:

  • Assess your skills, abilities, interests and goals to choose a major that is right for you
  • Write a resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to personalized your presentation
  • Provide information about opportunities in your field or interest and prepare you to pursue a career or graduate school

Practical Support

The ALAS Program gives you access to computers and printers for classwork and homework at no cost. There is also a friendly staff and information about other matters pertaining to academics and the community.

How to Join

Fill out the registration form or contact Gina Ponce de Leon, Ph.D., ALAS Program Director, at