MESA Program
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The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program provides academic and transfer support to advance the educational success of students majoring in a calculus-based STEM field, especially those from underrepresented and disproportionately impacted backgrounds. Our goal is to increase the number of community college students who successfully transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a STEM degree with the educational and technical skills to become a leader in the STEM workforce. 

Apply for MESA today!

Please click the link above to access the MESA Program application. 

The MESA Experience:

At Crafton Hills College, the MESA Program provides students with dedicated support services such as:

  • Academic & career counseling throughout the year
  • Tutoring, study sessions & Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Transfer preparation & scholarship application support
  • Access to workshops, guest speakers, and field trips designed to prepare students for careers in STEM
  • Invitations to special events 
  • & so much more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • You currently do not have a Bachelor's degree
  • You are a first-generation college student
    • This means that your parent(s) does not have a Bachlor's degree or higher level of education
  • You have at least two (2) semesters remaining at CHC
  • You are currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CHC
  • You have declared a calculus-based Mathematics, Engineering or Science major
    • Some majors that are considered "STEM" include: mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, biology, earth science, chemistry and environmental science
  • You intend to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • You have demonstrated financial need

  Active Participation

Students must complete the following to maintain their participation in the MESA Program.

  • Meet with the MESA Counselor at least once per semester and complete a Student Educational Plan
  • Complete the required Participation Points for each semester (workshops, special events, etc.)
  • Attend bi-weekly Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) throughout the semester
  • Meet with the MESA Director at least once per semester

  Additional Information

If you have questions or would like additional information about the MESA Program, please contact the MESA/STEM Director, Krysten Audibert or visit the STEM Center.