Welcome to MESA at DVC!

Mesa LogoMESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is a statewide program for  educationally and economically underrepresented students majoring in calculus- based Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. MESA at DVC is an endowed program that provides academic enrichment in STEM courses to students so they transfer to four-year institutions and have a successful career in a STEM field. The program is a vibrant community of students, faculty and STEM professionals working together to support our STEM students.

MESA is not accepting applications after Friday, November 30th, 2018

The timeline for accepting MESA applications is from the week prior to the start of spring and fall semesters until four weeks prior to the end of each semester.

Why should students join MESA at DVC?

 The MESA program offers students many supports including:

  • STEM Tutoring
  • Assistance in forming study groups
  • STEM Boot Camps to prepare for your upcoming semester. Note: This support is available to ALL DVC STUDENTS enrolled in the classes supported by this program.
  • Supplemental Instruction for selected DVC STEM classes. Note: This support is available to ALL DVC STUDENTS enrolled in the classes supported by this program.
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Assistance with the internship and scholarship application process
  • Counseling and Transfer services
  • Student Services workshops
  • A Canvas site for communication and announcements
  • MESA Scholarships
  • Reserved spaces in MESA Sections of highly impacted STEM classes

Who is eligible for MESA?

To be eligible for MESA, a student must:

  • be a US Citizen/Permanent resident/ AB 540;
  • be on Financial Aid and a First Generation College Student;
  • be a declared STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major or be willing to declare; STEM major by the end of the semester;
  • have completed intermediate algebra;
  • have taken (or be working towards) at least 2 consecutive courses of calculus.

If you are not a financial aid/first generation student and qualify for the rest of the MESA requirements, you are invited  to join the “Friends of MESA” cohort.

How do you apply to MESA?

Click to apply for MESA@DVC.

MESA is accepting new student applications! The application process takes a minimum of 2 weeks depending on the volume of applications received. Interviews are conducted during spring and fall semesters.

Where is the MESA program at DVC?

The MESA program is located in the PUMA (Puente, Umoja, MESA Alliance) Center, across from the LC building.

The PUMA Center will be open to students from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday during the summer session until August 16th.

Who should you contact for more information about MESA at DVC?

Do you have more questions about MESA? Please contact: 

The MESA Office: 925-969-4232


Maitreyee Chandra, MESA Program Manager