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 2020 and/or Fall 2020 cohort course.
Leadership development and community engagement
Embedded Math Boot Camps and access to 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
|Southern & Dobson||Red Mountain|
|Mandatory Orientation||June 23, 2020||August 12 and 13, 2020
(Must attend both days)
|Parent Night||July 22, 2020|
|Summer School||June 29 - July 30, 2020|
|Math Boot Camp||July 27 - 30, 2020|
|Reading/Writing Boot Camp||August 3 - 6, 2020|
|Fall Start||August 24, 2020||August 24, 2020|
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; firstname.lastname@example.org). Your college advisor can help you select classes that work best for your major or field of interest.