Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Who We Are

MESA is a peer and professional support community whose aim is to increase access and opportunities of success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related fields for first-generation, low-income, and under-represented college students.  MESA provides resources for students to develop essential academic and leadership skills to achieve success in school, career, life, and STEM-related disciplines.


COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS: located at Science Annex, 860 Atlantic Ave, Room 125

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Our Services


You are eligible to join if you meet the following:

  • You are a first-generation college student, which means that neither one of your parents or guardians completed a college degree. You are still considered a first-generation college student even if you have a sibling that has completed a college degree;
  • You come from a historically under-represented background;
  • You come from a low-income household; AND
  • Your goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to study a major that requires at least 2 semesters of Calculus such as: Biological Sciences, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, or Pre-Dental.

DREAMERS or students who are undocumented are also eligible to apply.

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for MESA, but are welcome to participate in the MESA Student Club.

Consult with a MESA staff if you have any questions.

You may submit an application either online or on paper at the MESA Center, room 125 in the Science Annex, 860 Atlantic Ave. You may be selected to come in for an interview if you appear to meet most of the criteria. After your interview, you will receive an email about your MESA membership.

You must:

  • be enrolled in at least 6 units towards your academic goal;
  • meet with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan;
  • attend at least 1 MESA event per semester;
  • volunteer at least 2 hours with a community organization related to your field or with MESA each semester; AND
  • contact your MESA mentor each term.

Additionally, if you are a new student to College of Alameda, you must enroll into Coun 201: Orientation to College.

No, the MESA tutoring and study space is open to ALL students. MESA students get priority tutoring, but no one will be turned away.

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Counseling Hours (Spring 2020)

Tuesday 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Wednesday – Friday 10:30 am – 4:30 pm


Tutoring Hours (Spring 2020)

Monday 2 pm – 5 pm

Tuesday 10 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday 2 pm – 5 pm

Thursday 10 am – 6 pm

Friday 10 am – 2 pm

Subjects: Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Not all subjects are available at times listed.

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