The First Year Experience is a year-long college program focused on providing first-year students with the services and support needed to successfully transition to Mesa Community College.
First Year Experience students are placed into cohorts designed to enrich and support their learning experience. Students will take first year composition and/or college-level elective courses with their learning community.
Students will receive a scholarship to apply toward one Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021 cohort course.
Leadership development and community engagement
Embedded Math Boot Camps and access to Reading/Writing Boot Camp
Assistance with major/career exploration and the university transfer process
Financial Aid navigation and individualized educational planning
Familiarity with the MCC campus, students services, and resources
Academic enrichment, career and social activities throughout the year
Opportunities to meet new people and form lasting friendships
Who can apply?
Recent graduates of Mesa Public Schools
First-generation college student and/or placing into foundational coursework
|SUMMER START||FALL START|
|Mandatory Orientation||June 29, 2021||Week of August 9, 2021|
|Summer Session||July 6 - August 5, 2021||Not Applicable|
|Math Boot Camp||Included in Summer Session||August 2021|
|Reading/Writing Boot Camp||Optional||August 2021|
|Fall Semester begins||August 21, 2021||August 21, 2021|
This year you can apply online. Please ask your MPS/MCC college advisor at your high school for the registration link or email Melissa Carpenter (LB 11 - Room: LB171; email@example.com). Your college advisor can help you select classes that work best for your major or field of interest.