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Cabrillo MESA Program

Within the STEM Center, you will find the MESA Center, here to encourage students in the math, science, and engineering fields. We have free tutors, Academic Excellence Workshops and many resources such as books, computers and most importantly, other students like you working on math and science in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. The MESA Center welcomes all Cabrillo students taking transfer level math and science courses. Extra benefits are provided to those students who qualify as MESA members. To explore your eligibility for MESA membership, sign up for an appointment to see our MESA Counselor, using the appointment computer by Rm 832B.

What is MESA?

MESA stands for Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement.

The community college MESA program provides academic support for students interested in math, science or engineering with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Some of the ways we support students:

  • A Study Center
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Academic, career and financial aid advising
  • Transfer assistance
  • Assistance in applying for scholarships, internships and research experiences for undergraduates
  • Field trips
  • Related enrichment programs

Cabrillo College was the first MESA program at the community college level, and has been in existence since 1988. MESA programs exist at about one third of the community colleges in California to support low-income high need students in math-based majors to a successful university transfer.

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What is MESA?

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MESA stands for Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement.

The community college MESA program provides academic support for students interested in math, science or engineering with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Some of the ways we support students:

  • A Study Center
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Academic, career and financial aid advising
  • Transfer assistance
  • Assistance in applying for scholarships, internships and research experiences for undergraduates
  • Field trips
  • Related enrichment programs

Cabrillo College was the first MESA program at the community college level, and has been in existence since 1988. MESA programs exist at about one third of the community colleges in California to support low-income high need students in math-based majors to a successful university transfer.

How do I join MESA?

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, 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 or eligible for 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 trueYou 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.