MESA Program Eligibility
Declared or intended STEM majors/minors:
- Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geology/Earth Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy
AND One of the following:
1. Students who identify in groups underrepresented in STEM
Latinx or Chicano/Hispanic, Native American, African American or Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and groups from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, students who are first in their family to attend college, and LGBTQ+.
2. Students in CAASE
We actively recruit through Summer Bridge & CAASE advisors. These programs include DSS, DREAM Center, EOP, PUERTA, Seawolf Scholars, TRIO SSS-MAP, TRIO SSS U4S. We encourage MESA members to take advantage of these programs if they qualify, and many members do!
3. Past participation in a CA MESA program
Either K-12 MESA college prep or MESA community college programs. For example, local MESA community college students coming from SRJC's MESA program are automatically accepted, provided they pursue a STEM degree under the School of Science and Technology.