8 Steps to Enrollment and Educational Planning
Step 1:Apply online or in person at the Admissions office (I4-102)
Step 2: Request previous college transcripts, Advanced Placement exams (score of 3 or higher) or International Baccalaureate credits to our district office:
San Diego Community College District
3375 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, Ca 92108-3883
Step 3: Orientation Session. You will receive a thorough orientation to Mesa College's programs, services and facilities through the online orientation. http://sdccd.blackboard.com, username = mesastudent, password = mesastudent
Step 4: Assessment. For the English and math assessments, please contact the Testing Office at 619-388-2718 or email@example.com for sample tests, hours of operation and testing procedures.
Assessment is required for: 1st time college students
Not required for: Students who have completed an English and Math course at previous colleges or who have assessment results from a previous California Community College, or passed the Advanced Placement English and math exams (with a score of 3 or higher) or met minimum test scores on any of the following tests: SAT, ACT, EAP, EPT or ELM. Minimum scores are indicated in the Mesa Catalog http://studentweb.sdccd.edu/index.cfm?action=catalogs under the "Admissions and Regulations" section of the catalog.
Step 5:Transcript Request Form. This is very important! Call or come into the Counseling Department (619-388-2672) or Evaluations (619-388-2680) to see if your transcripts have arrived at the district. If yes, ask to fill out a transcript request form based on your educational objective. On average, the evaluation process will take about 2 plus weeks. You will be notified by Evaluations once your transcript is evaluated.
Step 6: Contact the head or recruiting coach of the sport(s) you are interested in competing in. The contact list for all sports is on the Mesa website under the Athletics link. http://www.sdmesa.edu/athletics/index.cfm
Step 7: Make an appointment to see the Athletic Counselor
All NEW student-athletes need to have an educational plan on file by Oct. 1st (fall sports only) and March 15th (for spring sports only).
How do I make an appointment to see the Athletic (MAAP) Counselor?
Important Note: The MAAP counselor will be on sabbatical during the spring 2013 semester and will return in July. No MAAP appointments will be available at that time but student-athletes may still see any counselor during a general student appointment by doing the following 1-4 steps.
1. Call Counseling (619-388-2672) or go to the Counseling Department (I4-303) to schedule the MAAP appointment
2. You may book an appointment 1-7 days in advance.
3. In order to book a 30 minute or 60 minute appointment you must meet the following:
- Must file an application to our college and have a valid student ID number
- Taken the English and math assessment or have met this requirement in another way. Refer to the Mesa catalog for more information on this.
- All post high-school transcripts and Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores must be on file and evaluated.
4. Please report to Counseling on the day of your appointment on time and with a picture ID. If you do not have a picture ID or are more than 15 minutes late you will need to reschedule. You may always call General Counseling if you are going to be a litte late or if you cannot make your appointment but do so in ADVANCE.
5. If you do not show for your appointment, your coach will be notified.
6. If the counselor is unable to see you for any reason you will be able to reschedule if appointments are available for the following week.
NOTE: Appointments are made for a week in advance. If you need to see the MAAP Counselor sooner, please stop by the Counseling Department and see if the MAAP counselor is available on a drop-in basis (first come first serve). If not, please see another counselor on a drop-in basis and you can always follow-up with the MAAP Counselor at a later date if needed.
Step 8:Enroll for classes on your registration date using Reg-e. http://studentweb.sdccd.edu
Course Suggestions for your First Semester:
1) English: Based on assessment or previous college course work (3 units)
2) Math: Based on assessment or previous college course work (3-5 units)
3) Personal Growth 120 or 130 or 140 (3 units) see catalog for course descriptions or a General Education Course
4) General Education Course: Refer to the IGETC or CSU or AA General Education patterns below for course options.
5) Intercollegiate Course: (i.e. PHYE 222) (2 units)
6) Physical Education Supplemental Courses: Discuss with your Coach first or MAAP Counselor. These courses may consist of a professional activity course, a weight training class, fitness activities etc....) (.5-2 units each)
Step 9:Pay for your classes and the student health fee by the stated deadline. You can pay online or go to Mesa's Accounting Office (619-388-2704). If you do not pay on time, all classes will be dropped and you will need to re-register.
Step 10: Excel in out of the classroom and GO Oympians!
Use your campus based resources to thrive. For instance, stop by the Student Services building (I-400) and take advantage of Mesa's resources and services.
Refer to: http://studentweb.sdccd.edu/index.cfm?action=catalogs and click on page 82.
B) Transfer Requirements (coursework generally consists of two components):
1) General Education (G.E.)
a) If you plan to transfer to a UC and/or CSU school, follow the IGETC GE pattern below
b) If you plan to transfer to a CSU only, follow the CSU GE pattern below
You may also access this information or more on the Mesa College Transfer Center's Educational Planning website
2) Preparation for Major
** To transfer to a UC or CSU, go to www.assist.org to find the G.E. and Preparation for Major coursework
Mesa College has also established articulation agreements with some independent /private colleges and universities. These agreements indicate the required patterns of coursework from Mesa College to the transferring institution.
To view and print these agreements, please select from the list below or visit the Mesa College's Transfer Center website.
- Alliant International University
- Azusa Pacific
- Biola University
- California College of Arts
- Capella University
- Chapman University
- Cleveland Chiropractic
- Concordia University*
- Loma Linda
- National University
- New School of Architecture
- North central University
- Otis College of Art & Design*
- Point Loma Nazarene
- Regis University*
- SDSU - Pre-Professional
- University Of Pacific (General)
- University Of Pacific (PhamD Program)
- University of Phoenix
- University of Redlands
- University San Diego (USD)
- University Southern California (USC) - GE
- University Southern California (USC) - Transfer & Major Prep
- Webster University*
- Woodbury University*
* Go the Transfer Center to view these agreements, 619-388-2473