STEM Program

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Logo

The East Los Angeles College-Mesa program empowers and supports educationally disadvantaged community college students pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees while providing academic, financial, and professional development resources.

Eligibility Requirements

The MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) program aims to help students achieve success in math-and-science based degrees. Through MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. You can join a cohort of students on a similar path to you for support and motivation. This community of learners, with a very specialized focus, is what sets MESA apart from other student success programs.  

To be eligible for the MESA, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Proof of financial need
  2. Be educationally under-served
  3. Intend to transfer to a 4 year institution as a calculus-based STEM major
  4. Hold a current 2.8 minimum GPA
Please feel free to contact us for additional information. To apply for MESA Program, please fill out our application!

What We Offer 

  • A STEM Center for self-study and STEM tutoring 
  • Academic Excellence Workshop (AEW)
  • Academic Advising through our STEM counselor 
  • Career planning and assistance with the transfer process


The MESA STEM Center is back open for in-person services.

Summer 2023 Semester Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

For more information contact the MESA Front Desk at (323) 780-6730.

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Office Information


East Los Angeles College
Office Location: E7-210
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754


Phone: (323) 780-6730