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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. Want more information please click on the inquiry link below. 

First-time college students who finish this 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!

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

      • 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:

        (2019-2020)*  & (2020/2021)

        *2017 and 2018 1040 Forms / W2s

        *(to cover cost of SUMMER 2020 Deadline 6/30/20 to submit Financial Aid application)

        Visit Financial Aid

      • 2Apply for Summer at Mt. SAC

        Step 2: Apply for Mt. SAC for Summer Intersession

        STEP students sharing a laugh

      • 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
      • 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.
          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

      • 5Mountie Academic Plan (MAP)

        Step 5: Mountie Academic Plan (MAP)

        MAP

        • Learn about the different educational options available at Mt SAC including Certificates, Associate degrees, and transfer preparation to a 4-year institution
        • Complete a first-semester course plan (MAP) goal based on your educational goals
        • If you have any questions, please call Counseling at 909-274-4380.
        •  MAP session
      • 6Register for STEP Counseling 1

        Step 6:  Please consider a Counseling 1 class from the following scheduling options: 

        Session 1: June 22 - July 2

        Course

        CRN

        DAY

        Time

        Coun 1

        10824

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1

        10825

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1/ Honors

        10967

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1/ ATHLETICS

        10971

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1

        10916

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10917

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10918

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10919

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10920

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10921

        M-Th

        1:00 pm - 3:05 pm

        Coun 1

        10936

        M-Th

        1:00 pm - 3:05 pm

        Coun 1/ ACCESS

        10969

        M-Th

        1:00 pm - 3:05 pm

        Coun 1

        10937

        M-Th

        5:30 pm - 7:35 pm 

        Coun 1

        10938

        M-Th

        5:30 pm - 7:35 pm

        Session #2: July 6 - July 16

        Course

        CRN

        DAY

        Time

        Coun 1

        10939

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1

        10940

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1

        10943

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1

        10945

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1/ ACCESS

        10968

        M-Th

        8:00 am - 10:05 am

        Coun 1

        10947

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10949

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10951

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1/ DREAM

        10965

        M-Th

        10:30 am - 12:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10953

        M-Th

        1:00 pm - 3:05 pm

        Coun 1

        10955

        M-Th

        1:00 pm - 3:05 pm

        Coun 1

        10960

        M-Th

        5:30 pm - 7:35 pm

        Coun 1

        10962

        M-Th

        5:30 pm - 7:35 pm

         

        Summer 2020 STEP Registration Workshop 

         

        Thursday, May 7

        5:00-630 pm

        Assessment Center

        Building 9B, First Floor

        Friday, May 8

        3:00-4:30 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

        Monday, May 11

        5:00-6:30 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

        Tuesday, May 12

        5:00-6:30 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

        Wednesday, May 13

        11:00 am-12:00 pm

        5:00-6:00 pm

        Assessment Center

        Building 9B, First Floor

        Thursday, May 14

        4:00-5:00 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

        Friday, May 15

        3:00 pm-4:30 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

        Monday, May 18

        11:00 am-12:00 pm

        5:00-6:00 pm

        Assessment Center

        Building 9B, First Floor

        Tuesday, May 19

        10:00-11:00 am

        4:00-5:00 pm

        Assessment Center

        Building 9B, First Floor

        Wednesday, May 20

        11:00 am-12:00 pm

        3:00-4:00 pm

        Assessment Center

        Building 9B, First Floor

        Thursday, May 21

        5:00-6:30 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

        Friday, May 22

        2:30-3:30 pm

        Transfer Center

        Building 9B, Second Floor

         

        *To reserve a spot, please email STEP@mtsac.edu -Include: -Your full name -Preferred contact email & number -Selected date and time of the STEP Registration Workshop *Attending this work shop will assist you in officially registering for STEP by enrolling you in the “COUN 1” summer course

      • 7Complete Promise + Plus by June 1, 2020

         Step 7: Complete Promise + Plus Application by June 1, 2020

        The Promise+Plus electronic application is available through your student portal. Click the button below to start the application. Your login information is the same as what you use to log into the portal.

        Submit the Promise+Plus Application

        Under the Student tab, select "Apply to Promise +Plus"Promise+Plus Application Link from Portal

        Log in to begin your application. Your username and password are the same that you use to login to your Mt. SAC student portal.

        Promise+ Plus Login Form

How to Register for the STEP Program