The First Year Experience Program 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.
Partnership with TruWest Credit Union
TruWest Credit Union extends financial support for students participating in the Mesa Community College First Year Experience program by offering financial literacy workshops for program participants and their parents as well as a $40,000 donation to cover school expenses. TruWest’s contributions help with tuition, fees, and textbook costs for participating students; TruWest funds also promote student leadership opportunities through stipends given to FYE ambassadors. Additionally, TruWest has provided part-time employment opportunities for MCC students. TruWest's partnership is integral to the success of our community because it provides stability for our students, so they can focus on learning.
Benefits of the First Year Experience Program
MCC's FYE Program Earns National Recognition
The National Organization for Student Success (NOSS) has recognized Mesa Community College's First Year Experience program as a Program of Promise.Click Here to Learn More
First Year Experience Program students are placed into cohorts designed to enrich and support their learning experience. Students will take college-level courses along with their learning community.
Students will receive a scholarship to apply toward two courses during the FYEP Summer Bridge as well as be given an opportunity to earn additional scholarship funds for one cohort course in fall and/or spring semesters.
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, student 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 (within the last three years) of Mesa Public Schools (MPS) who are entering their first year of college
First-generation college students and/or those placing into foundational coursework who recently graduated from MPS
2023–2024 Program Dates
|SUMMER START||FALL START|
|Mandatory Orientation||June 18, 2024||Week of August 5, 2024|
|Summer Session||June 24 - August 1, 2024||Not Applicable|
|Math Boot Camp||Included in Summer Session||August, 2024|
|Reading/Writing Boot Camp||Optional||August, 2024|
|Fall Semester begins||August, 2024||August, 2024|
You can apply online! Please ask the MPS/MCC college advisor at your high school for the registration link or email Melissa Carpenter (email@example.com) for more information. Your college advisor can help you select cohort classes that work best for your major or field of interest.
PRIORITY DEADLINE: May 6, 2024