MESA Eligibility

Educationally disadvantaged students are eligible for the MESA program. Educational disadvantages may include factors such as economic status, educational environment, financial hardship, family and home circumstances. To apply, stop by the MESA Center, located in the 600 Building Room 623, and pick up an application or print out the form from the Application and Forms page.

MESA Program Requirements:

  • Majoring in a math, engineering or science-based field
  • Intend to transfer to a four-year college/university
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and enrolled in 12 units or more
  • Not have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Enrolled or eligible for Math 50 or higher
  • Current Board of Governor’s Waiver (BOGW)
  • Qualify for educational support services (educational and financial need criteria defined by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)

Additionally, in order to stay in good standing, continuing MESA members are expected to:

  • Create and maintain a three-year educational plan for transfer. We can help set up an appointment with the MESA Counselor to establish a Student Educational Plan.
  • Complete a semester Progress Report.
  • Actively participate in MESA activities throughout the semester, including attending events such as meetings, academic workshops, participate in mentor study groups, community volunteer opportunities, and field trips.

Non-MESA Program member (ASEM):

Even if you don’t meet all requirements, you can still be an active member of the MESA Program! If you would like to stay involved with STEM major students, you can participate in our services as an ASEM member.