Students participate in a discussion

Success Starts in the Summer

Qualify for Promise+Plus Benefits with the STEP Program

STEP students collaborating on a project

Success Starts in the Summer

Qualify for Promise+Plus Benefits with the STEP Program

STEP students gather outside of a classroom

Success Starts in the Summer

Qualify for Promise+Plus Benefits with the STEP Program

Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)

The STEP Program is designed for first time college students. This short program helps students prepare for success and make new friends at Mt. SAC. Students take a two-week Counseling 1 class and participate in three important workshops. Download a STEP informational brochure

First-time college students who finish this program may qualify for the Promise+Plus Program, which provides priority registration for the Fall and Spring semesters, book grants, food cards, loaner laptop and more!

FREE BENEFITS!

If this is your first time in college, you may qualify for FREE Promise+Plus Benefits, which includes a $250 book grant, $100 food card and loaner laptop! Just complete the STEP program this summer and fill out the Promise+Plus application! 

Promise+Plus Program

Steps to Apply and Enroll in the Summer STEP Program

      • 1Apply for Summer at Mt. SAC

        Step 1: Apply for Mt. SAC for Summer Intersession

        STEP students sharing a laugh

      • 2 Activate Mt. SAC Account

        Step 2: Claim & Activate your Mt. SAC Account

        A STEP student in a study session

        • Go to my.mtsac.edu
        • Admissions & Records will send you instructions on activating your account
      • 3Orientation

        Step 3: Take the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) and New Student Orientation

        A group of STEP students talking to a counselor

        • Go to mtsac.edu/assessment/aq to fill out the assessment questionnaire; have your high school transcripts ready
        • The assessment center also gives hands-on assistance in building 9B on the first floor.
          Complete the online orientation by doing the following:
        • Log into your student portal
        • Click on the "Student Success" tab
        • Under "New Student Registration Checklist," click on "Step One"
        • Click on "Complete Mandatory Online Orientation"
      • 4Register for the STEP program after May 8

        Registration Process

        Step 1: Choose the session: 1*, 2* or 3*

        Step 2: Select your COUN 1 class and Course Reference Number (CRN) to register for the session of your choice

        Step 3: Register at inside.mtsac.edu starting May 8, 2019

        Pick one of the following sessions to attend:

        Session 1: June 24-July 3
        CRN# Time
        10774 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:50am
        10775 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:50am
        10776 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:50am
        10777 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:20pm
        10778 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:20pm
        10779
        ACCESS
        M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:20pm
        10780 M-T-W-TH
        12:30pm-2:50pm
        10781 M-T-W-TH
        12:30pm-2:50pm
        10782 M-T-W-TH
        12:30pm-2:50pm
        Session 2: July 8-July 18
        CRN# Time
        10783 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:35am
        11382
        HONORS
        M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:35am
        10785 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:35am
        10786 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:05pm
        10787 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:05pm
        10788 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:05pm
        10789 M-T-W-TH
        12:30pm-2:35pm
        10790 M-T-W-TH
        12:30pm-2:35pm
        10791 M-T-W-TH
        5:00pm-7:05pm
        Session 3: July 22-July 31
        CRN# Time
        10792 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:50am
        10796 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:50am
        10798 M-T-W-TH
        8:30am-10:50am
        10799 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:20pm
        10800 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:20pm
        10801 M-T-W-TH
        11:00am-1:20pm
      • 5Get Ready for College

        These are additional steps you can complete to ensure a strong college start:

        Financial Aid

        About 75% of our students pay close to nothing to attend. Learn more about the types of aid and how to apply.

        Visit Financial Aid

        Assessment Questionnaire

        • Go to mtsac.edu/assessment/aq to fill out the assessment questionnaire. Have your high school transcripts ready

        • The assessment center also gives hands-on assistance in building 9B on the first floor.

        • Complete the online orientation by doing the following:
        • Log into your student portal
        • Click on the "Student Success" tab
        • Under "New Student Registration Checklist," click on "Step One"
        • Click on "Complete Mandatory Online Orientation"

        Visit Assessment

Hear From Other STEP Students

 

How to Register for the STEP Program