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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

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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. For more information, please click on the inquiry link below.

FREE Loaned technology for participating students!


STEP Inquiry 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.  As we are getting used to our new normal, we wanted to take a moment to update you on our plans for this year’s summer STEP program.

Will there be a summer STEP program? 
YES! All sections 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!

Now that we are up and running again, please keep in touch with us. Don’t worry! 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

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.
step@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/step

Steps to Apply and Enroll in the 2020 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:

        (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

      • 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.
          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: CLICK HERE to sign up for a STEP registration workshop. 
      • number 6Register for STEP Counseling 1

        Step 6: See course schedule for your Counseling 1 options: Click Here! 

      • number 7Request Free Loaned Technology

        Step 7: Request Free Loaned Technology:

        Thank you for your interest. The Laptop Loans Program is no longer taking requests for the Summer term. We are so sorry you missed it. We will open again for Fall term requests during the month of August. Be on the lookout! Information will be sent to the student portal and via Mt. SAC Instagram. 

         

      • number 8Complete the Promise + Plus  Application

        Step 8: Complete the Promise + Plus Application 

        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