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Success Starts in the Summer

Qualify for Promise+Plus Benefits with the STEP Program

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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 workshops outside of class.

FREE Loaned Technology for participating students!

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:

 As you know, COVID-19 has changed our lives, from how we interact and communicate to how we conduct our daily business.  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.  We hope you are still excited to join us this summer as we are working hard to prepare a great experience for you. 
 

How do I register for the STEP program (Counseling 1 course)?
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 step@mtsac.edu.  We’ll get back to you quickly.
Sincerely,

The Mt. SAC STEP Team 

Have Questions? Connect with STEP Staff to get answers!

Helpful Links

FREE BENEFITS!
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+
STEP

 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
(909) 274-6433
step@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/step

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 my.mtsac.edu
        • 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 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 (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

  

How to Register for the STEP Program