MESA students with Thuy Trang, a counselor holding certificate of completion.

Applying to MESA

Check out the eligibility criteria below and then apply using the form linked below.

Apply to MESA



Students must be enrolled at Mission College.


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.


Students must plan to transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree in a STEM field.

Friends of MESA (ASEM)

The MESA Program has a limited number of spots for our Friends of MESA students. Friends of MESA must meet all the requirements above, but can have either an educational or an economic disadvantage.

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; Chemistry 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B.

Financial Aid

MESA students must be eligible for financial aid, including the California Promise Grant. If you haven't done your Financial Aid application, we can help you.

Educational Background

MESA students must be educationally disadvantaged. This includes being first generation to pursue a bachelors degree.

Due to limited resources, we may not be able to admit Friends of MESA students each semester. Friends of MESA students enjoy many of the benefits as MESA students. Ask us for more details.

MESA Contract

Events: MESA events are posted on our MESA Canvas home page and emailed to current MESA and Friends of MESA/ASEM students. Several events are open to ALL Mission College students!

  • ALL MESA members must participate in two events per semester.
  • If you have questions about events please visit us in the MESA Study Center, room SEC-152, call (408) 855-5482 or email us.


All MESA Students must schedule and attend at least one counseling session with our MESA Counselor per semester.