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Welcome to the MESA Program at Mission College!

MESA accepts applications for the first three weeks of each semester. APPLY TODAY! For questions about eligibility, see below.

The MESA CCP (Math Engineering Science Achievement Community College Program), part of the MESA Undergraduate Program, provides support to community college students who are majoring in math, engineering and science so they excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions.

MESA CCP is a partnership with the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

The Mission College MESA Program started in 2000, and we are the only MESA community college program in the heart of Silicon Valley! 

Eligibility Criteria

  • ENROLLMENT:  Students must be enrolled in 6.0 units or more at Mission College.
  • MAJOR: Students must major in a Math, Engineering, Science or a related field that requires calculus (Math 3A). Typical majors include: Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, PreMed, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy and Physics.
  • TRANSFER: Students must plan to transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree.
  • REQUIRED CLASSES: In order to transfer students must plan to complete at least Math 3A (Calculus) or higher AND any 2 courses from the following list: Math 2, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 19; Physics 4A, 4B, 4C; Biology 1A, 1B, 4, 41, 42, 43, 47, 48; Chemistry 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B.
  • FINANCIAL HARDSHIP (SELECT ONE): MESA students must be eligible for financial aid, including the BOG waiver, OR Are not yet 25, but live on their own.

To qualify to be a MESA participant, students must be educationally disadvantaged.  This includes being first generation to pursue a bachelors degree, attending a low-API high school, beginning college with a math assessment at or below elementary algebra, and other factors.

We review applications in the first three weeks of classes, though we accept applications year round.  Bring your application to our office or email it to us.

Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: MESA students will meet program requirements by attending a minimum of one (1) MESA event each semester.

SAO 2: MESA students will meet program requirements by volunteering a minimum of two (2) hours each semester.





MESA Events

MESA events are posted here, e-mailed to current MESA and Friends of MESA/ASEM students. Several events are open to ALL Mission College students!

  • ALL MESA members must participate in one event per semester.
  • Students participating in events off campus must submit a Voluntary Field Trip Form two weeks prior to the event. The Field Trip Form/Agreement can be dropped off at our office or emailed.
  • If you have questions about events please visit us in the MESA Study Center, room C1-118, call (408) 855-5482 or email us.


MESA Volunteer Work

  • MESA students are required to perform at least two hours of volunteer work per semester.
  • Volunteer work related to your major is preferred.
  • We will arrange one group volunteer day per semester but you can also volunteer on your own. 
  • The MESA Volunteer Form can be dropped off in our office or emailed to us.

Fun Stuff!

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What do you want to be when you grow up? 

Check out our events through our Flickr photo page!

STEM Learning Center

Be sure to check out our good friends in the STEM Learning Center for additional events and fantastic resources - ALL Mission students can join!