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Why Apply to MESA?Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program is designed to provide support to community college students who are majoring in Math, Engineering, or any of the Sciences, so that they excel academically and transfer to a four-year university.
MESA is open to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. A student must be eligible for Federal Financial Aid and must be a first generation college student. He/she must declare his/her major or have a dedicated interest in Math, Engineering, or Science.
After being eligible for our program a student must attend a mandatory MESA orientation, enroll and attend the MESA course, and make an appointment with the MESA Counselor. The orientation is designed to get students familiar with the MESA Program and other campus resources designed for student success.
MESA provides a dedicated counselor who will assist with the transfer process, Individual Education Plan (IEP), Transfer Admission Agreements, career information, scholarship opportunities and personal counseling. The MESA counselor understands the perseverance, dedication and prerequisites involved in majoring in math, engineering and science.
Educational CoachingAcademic Excellence Workshops
Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW’s) are designed to encourage collaborative learning. Workshops are facilitated by advanced trained students who drill MESA students in their Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science courses. They meet once or twice a week.
Academic Coaching is available in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Computer Science. MESA Program students who have successfully completed these courses provide the unique MESA coaching in these sessions.
MESA students are encouraged to form study groups to promote peer teaching, peer involvement and an atmosphere of community. Study groups are proven to increase a student's grade.