To join the VC MESA Program, you must:

  • Be US Citizen, permanent resident, Dreamer, or DACA
  • Majoring in math, engineering or science-based field major requiring calculus
  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Intend to transfer to a 4-year college
  • Enrolled in Math V03 or higher
  • No previous bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrate financial need by receiving financial aid
  • First-generation college student
  • Declare a calculus-based (minimum of one semester required) major in STEM (science, engineering, or mathematics) fields.


**Please note: Nursing does not qualify for this program. Please visit the nursing program link for more information


Non-MESA Program member (ASEM):

Even if you don’t meet all requirements, you can still be an active member of the MESA Program! If you would like to stay involved with STEM major students, you can participate in our services as an ASEM member. All you have to do is complete the MESA program application.


Apply today! The application cycle for 2021-2022 academic year is now open!


Click here to download the application: MESA Application

Submit your application via email to:


MESA member checklist:



Application Via email 
Student Contract Via email
Proof of Financial Need Via email
Transcript (unofficial) Via email
Educational Plan (3 yr. Ed Plan) Via email

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions/ Spanish versions. We are available to answer any additional questions, so please contact us.