Join MESA – A 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.

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

  • 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
  • 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!


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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Read All About It!

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 


  • Office: S 31
  • MESA Study Center: S 54

Contact the MESA Team

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