Yuba College MESA Program

MESA is an award-winning academic enrichment program that provides educationally disadvantaged students with the tools to earn bachelor’s degrees in math-based fields. With tutoring and mentoring, extra study sessions, transfer counseling and study centers, MESA provides an environment that allows students to succeed in math and science and navigate the transfer system more easily.

Click the logo above to visit the California MESA Community College Program (MCCP) website.
Currently MESA has programs in 33 of California’s 110 community colleges and serves less than one half a percent of the one million full time community college students in the state. But MESA students account for 10 percent of all Latino STEM transfers, 13 percent of all African American STEM transfers and 20 percent of all Native American STEM transfers in California. One hundred percent of MESA community college students who transfer to four-year institutions pursue STEM majors.

Our Mission

To provide math, engineering and science academic enrichment to educationally disadvantaged community college students so they excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions as math-based majors.

Furthermore, the program establishes an environment in which students receive opportunities for peer support, information-sharing and learn firsthand about career options and scholarships, internships and special programs.

Yuba College MESA Center

Room M-701
Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
(530) 749-3830

Kristina Vannucci, MESA Program Director
Office: M-705
(530) 741-6986

I am delighted to be part of MESA at Yuba College. I want to take this opportunity to extend my welcome to all students. It is my hope that establishing a deeper relationship with each and every one of you will enrich your experience as a MESA student.

Our Services

Academic Excellence Workshops:

Students are scheduled in the same core math and science classes and taught how to maintain high academic outcomes through group study usually facilitated by course instructors.

Orientation Course:

The class teaches college survival skills and career enhancement to students.

Assistance in the Transfer Process:

MESA offers workshops on applications and counseling and field trips to universities.

Career Advising:

Students are exposed to different math, engineering and science career options through field trips, job shadowing, career fairs and summer internship opportunities.

Student Study Center:

This dedicated multipurpose space is used for study, workshops and information sharing. Computers, class supplies and current course textbooks are also available for students to use.


Tutors are available in Math, Science, and Engineering. All the above services are provided free of charge to active MESA students!


Scholarships & Fellowships

How do I Join?


  • Intend to transfer to 4-year college/university
  • Intend to major in a math-based field, such as Agriculture, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Pre-Medicine or Pre-Pharmacy
  • Prepare an educational plan that will be updated each semester
  • Complete a MESA application intake form
  • Agree to participate in MESA activities (sign student contract)

In addition to the above requirements, MESA students must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for EOPS
  • Eligibility for the Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW)
  • Parent/Guardian/Student currently receiving TANF (formerly AFDC)
  • CalWORKS participants with goal of transfer to 4-year institution
  • Need-based financial aid recipient
  • Eligibility for one of the TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services)


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