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New Cohort Program for STEM Majors

MESA logoAre you planning on transferring to a university to pursue a STEM degree? De Anza College is excited to announce a new cohort program to support you through your STEM courses and guide you in the transfer process.

MESA stands for Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement, and it's designed to support underserved and underrepresented students in Calculus-based STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), who plan to transfer and continue their studies toward a four-year degree.

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When you join MESA, you'll take designated sections of math and science courses with others in your MESA group. You'll have support from a MESA academic counselor and peer tutors in the classroom, with opportunities to participate in workshops, field trips and internships related to your STEM major.

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Here's What MESA Offers 

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When you join MESA, you'll get

  • Tutoring at MESA Center
    • In-person tutoring will be in the MESA Center – Room S 54
    • Tutoring is offered Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    • For Spring quarter finals week, tutoring is available from 10a.m. to 1p.m. Monday June 24 to Wed June 26.
  • A supportive learning environment
  • STEM enrichment and student success workshops
  • Transfer counseling and academic advising
  • Field trips and community-building activities
  • Summer research opportunities
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities

Here's How to Qualify

To join MESA, you must be 

  • Currently enrolled at De Anza
  • Pursuing a major related to science, math or engineering that has MATH 1A (Calculus) as a major requirement 
  • Planning to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in a STEM field
  • Eligible for financial aid with current FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file
  • Able to meet certain criteria to be considered educationally disadvantaged – such as being a first-generation college student, or have been placed in MPS or corequisite Math courses. We'll help you figure this out!

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Interested in joining MESA?

Click the button to fill out our online interest form. We'll get back in touch to talk about what happens next!

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Want to be a Tutor at MESA Center?

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MESA is supported by a $1.55 million grant from the state of California. You can learn more by reading the announcement about De Anza receiving the grant.


Yvette Campbell

Yvette Campbell

MESA Director

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Melissa Maturino

MESA Counselor

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