Mesa Journeys



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started at Mesa?

  1. File an application in the Admissions Office or online.
  2. Request official transcripts from other colleges attended.
  3. Once your transcripts have arrived, request that your transcripts be evaluated for course equivalencies.

How can I make an appointment to see a counselor?

45 minute appointments with a counselor are also available for more in-depth counseling sessions related to academic planning or to address complex questions or issues. Appointments will be conducted by phone or by video conference. A computer or smart device will be needed for video conference appointments. Appointments can be made one week in advance but will be limited during all class registration periods.

To schedule an appointment, contact the counseling department by phone at 619-388-2672, email:, or through E-sars(online scheduling service).

Clearing Prerequisites

An email can be sent to the Prerequisite Evaluators at our District Office or to the counseling department at  Please include your student ID number, contact information and the specific course you want to enroll in. Please attach an electronic copy of your transcripts which verifies completed coursework.

Alternatively, students who have taken courses at another college or university may see a drop-in counselor with their transcripts.  You may request to see a drop-in counselor by calling or emailing the Counseling Office at 619-388-2672 or  Be sure to have an electronic copy of your transcript available.

What is the Honors program?

Designed for highly motivated students, the San Diego Mesa College Honors Program encourages the cultivation of curiosity and makes possible the exploration of ideas and subjects beyond customary coursework and programs. 

Have my transcripts arrived?

An email can be sent to the San Diego Community College District Office of the Registrar at

Have my transcripts been evaluated/posted?

It is the student's responsibility to request that their transcripts be evaluated for degree and transfer applicability. A Counselor or Counseling Support Staff must submit a Request for Transcript Evaluation form which will be forwarded to the Evaluators. Please note that the evaluation process can take 60-90 business days. 

Students may also submit a Request for Transcript Evaluation online on the District’s Forms and Documents website.

Can I see a counselor on a drop-in basis?

Counselors are also available for brief advisement sessions, commonly referred to as Drop-in counseling. Drop-ins are 10-15 minute brief counseling sessions via phone (and/or Zoom) and are intended to address quick questions specific to a student’s academic record. Drop-in counseling is available same-day, and a counselor will contact you via phone or email within a 2-3 hour time frame.  

To sign up for drop-in counseling, please contact the counseling department by phone at 619-388-2672 or email:

How do I schedule an appointment if I am going to use Veteran benefits?

Veteran students receiving benefits can schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor through the Counseling Office by calling 619-388-2672 for assistance.

I have a general question but I don't live in the area, could I send my question via email?

Yes, you may send your general question to

Our goal is to respond to all email inquiries within 72 hours, however, in some circumstances it may take longer.  There will be a longer delay in our response time during registration periods (November - December and June - July).

My milestones are incorrect.  What can I do to correct this?

Students who have graduated from a U.S. high school more than 10 years ago, completed the GED, or HiSet exam are eligible for assessment via Placement Assistant.  Please visit Assessment & Testing for details.

I am having issues with Registration.  How can I find help?

If you are having trouble registering for a class, please visit our Registration Page for additional support.

How do I apply for graduation?

You can apply for Graduation through your student portal at  Under My Academics on the left-hand side of your student portal, click Apply for Graduation. Be sure to click submit at the end.  For more information, visit the Graduation page.