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How do I Join MESA at Cabrillo?

Sign up to see our MESA Counselor to see if you qualify to become a MESA member. Sign-up binder is located by the door to Rm 832B in the STEM Center.

Criteria for MESA Membership


You Meet All of these Academic Conditions:

  • Your major is in one of the areas described here: 
    • Mathematics 
    • Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Petroleum, etc.) 
    • Computer science 
    • Life science (Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Agriculture, etc.) 
    • Physical science (Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics, Oceanography, Geology, etc.) 
    • Health occupations (pre-med, RN, physical therapy, pre-Vet, pre-Dental etc.) 
  • You are planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete your degree 
  • You are already in Math 152 (Intermediate Algebra) or above 


Educational Conditions

  • At least one of the following is true

    - You are the first in your family to attend college

    -You began community college with a math assessment at or below Elementary Algebra (Math 154)

    -Your high school had low API scores, from US Dept of Education records

    -You are a member of EOPS


Economic Conditions

  • At least one of the following is true
    • You are eligible for the community college Board of Governors' Waiver, or BOGW
      (Visit the financial aid office and complete the one-page application to determine this) 
    • You qualify for some other kind of financial aid--state or federal.
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