The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program supports Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students‘ transfer journey to a four-year university. 

MESA is a state-wide program that came to the College of Marin in 2023 to expand on the work of the STEM Learning Community. The program seeks to increase the number of first-generation college students that achieve academic and career success in STEM fields. 

MESA benefits include:
  • Counseling 
  • Tutoring 
  • Workshops  
  • Study groups  
  • Dedicated study space 
  • Internship, job shadow, & scholarship opportunities 

The MESA Center is in Room 127, Science, Math, and Nursing (SMN) Building, Kentfield Campus.


Who is eligible for MESA? 

A student must: 
  • declare a calculus-based major in a STEM field  
  • intend to transfer to a four-year college or university 
  • be a first-generation college student  
  • demonstrate financial need by receiving financial aid (including the California Promise Grant or Pell Grant) or by participating in an EOPS, CARE, CalWORKS, or TRIO outreach program 
  • be enrolled in 6 or more units at the College of Marin 
  • have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree 
  • be a US Citizen, Permanent resident, or AB 540  


Who is eligible for Friends of MESA?

You may be eligible for the “Friends of MESA” cohort if you do not meet the above requirements.

Eligibility for the Friends of MESA cohort is the same as for MESA. However, students must EITHER demonstrate financial need OR be first-generation college students. They do not need to be both.  


Apply now!

MESA and Friends of MESA Application Process 
  1. Complete the online MESA student application.
  2. You will be contacted to schedule an introductory meeting with the MESA Director or Counselor 
  3. Download and sign the MESA student contract. Return to or SMN 331

Questions or Comments:

MESA Program Director: 
Nicole McIntyre
MESA Program Director
Room 331, SMN Building
Kentfield Campus