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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 workshops outside of class.

Click on the "STEP Interest Form" link below and let us know you are interested!  We will keep in contact with you to make sure you complete all steps and remind you when it's time to register.   Take the first step and click on the button below.

STEP Interest Form

Attention future STEP students:

We are here for you and committed to helping you start college on the right foot.  

The summer STEP program will continue online!
All sections of Counseling 1 for STEP will be taught online and will prepare you for online college classes and our return to campus in the fall 2021.  
As a STEP student, you will be eligible for Promise+Plus benefits.  Be sure to visit the Promise+Plus webpage for details on how to be eligible.  Once you are enrolled in the STEP Counseling 1 class this summer, we will do the rest and check your eligibility.  

Want to join us this summer?
Scroll down and follow the steps to register!

Please keep in touch with us. We’re here to help and want to make sure you get a great start at Mt. SAC!  You can email us at  We’ll get back to you quickly.

The Mt. SAC STEP Team 

Have Questions? Connect with STEP Staff to get answers!

Helpful Links

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

 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
(909) 274-6433

Steps to Enroll in the 2021 Summer STEP Program

      • number 1Get Ready for College

        Step 1: Apply to FAFSA or CA DREAM Act

        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.

        Apply for FAFSA/CA DREAM ACT:

        (2020-2021)* & (2021-2022)

        *2018 and 2019 1040 Forms / W2s

        *(to cover cost of SUMMER 2021 Deadline 6/30/21 to submit Financial Aid application)

        Visit Financial Aid

      • number 2Apply for Summer at Mt. SAC

        Step 2: Apply for Mt. SAC for Summer Intersession

        STEP students sharing a laugh

      • number 3Activate Mt. SAC Account

        Step 3: Claim & Activate your Mt. SAC Account

        A STEP student in a study session

        • Go to
        • Admissions & Records will send you instructions on activating your account
      • number 4Complete Assessment Questionnaire & New Student Orientation

        Step 4: Take the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) and Complete New Student Orientation

        A group of STEP students talking to a counselor

        • Go to 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 (currently closed due to COVID-19).
          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"
        • 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

      • number 5Sign up for a STEP registration workshop
        Step 5:  Sign-up for a Registration Workshop by clicking here.
        Upcoming Registration Dates are:
        • June 1 at 5:00pm
        • June 3 at 5:00pm
        • June 8 at 1:00pm
        • June 9 at 4:00pm
        • June 10 at 6:00pm
        • June 15 at 1:00pm
        • June 15 at 5:00pm
        • June 16 at 6:00pm
        • June 22 at 5:00pm
        • June 29 at 5:00pm
      • number 6Register for STEP Counseling 1

        Step 6: Check out the course schedule by clicking here.

        Special Sections Available for:
        • DREAM* (CRN 11014)
        • Athletes* (CRN 11018)
        • Honors^  (CRN 11015)
        • Access (CRN 11017)
        *Requires special approval 
        ^Must be accepted into the Honors program
      • number 7Request Free Loaned Technology

        Step 7: Request Free Loaned Technology:

        Laptops and WiFI Hotspots available for your summer STEP class.

        Click on the link to request FREE Loaned Technology!!!

        Once you submit your request, you will receive an e-mail asking you to sign-up for a date and time to pick-up the tech.  STEP students can pick up their FREE Loaned Technology, workbook, and supplies all in one day.  See Step 8 for the dates.


      • Number 8 SAVE THE DATE!  Pick up your materials for class

        Thursday, June 17 (1st session)

        Thursday, July 1 (2nd session)

        Pick up your FREE STEP workbook and supplies


        your FREE Loaned Technology (if you signed up) 

        all in one day!

        Stay tuned for more information.



How to Register for the STEP Program