MESA Program

Pursuing rigorous STEM fields?  

At 海角社区, the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program can provide you with academic and support services you need to successfully graduate and鈥痶ransfer to a four-year institution, pursuing in a calculus-based STEM degree.  MESA aims to improve student retention and academic performance in STEM, to enhance California鈥檚 high-tech, high-wage STEM workforce, and to help students attain their college and career plans in STEM fields through transfer to a four-year institution while reducing equity, achievement and opportunity gaps. 

MESA is more than a study space; it is a dedicated, collaborative community for STEM success.  Join us in creating a community that fosters scientific curiosity and supports your personal, academic, and professional development! 

Send an email to and request a program application.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the MESA Program, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Declare a calculus-based major in math, science, or engineering
  • Demonstrate financial need (be eligible for financial aid)
  • First-generation in college (parents do not have a Bachelor鈥檚 degree or higher)
  • Plan to transfer to a four-year college/university
  • Be a U.S. citizen, resident, or AB 540/DACA

The MESA Program serves to help underserved and underrepresented students to achieve success in math and science-based degrees.  Although MESA is an academic program with eligibility requirements, all are welcome to participate in our events! 

Benefits of becoming a MESA student

  • Dedicated study space and resources at the Science Resource Center 
  • Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) and STEM tutoring in core math and science courses  
  • Access to a STEM Counselor 
  • Career exploration and assistance with transfer process 
  • Scholarship, internship, research experience opportunities 
  • Professional development, conferences, leadership retreats and networking opportunities 
  • Community of STEM majors to support one another