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MESA Monday


MESA Monday is the day you receive program information and/or reminder e-mails.  If you are not receiving the MESA Monday e-mails, please contact MESA staff as your e-mail address may be outdated or you may have been dropped from the SDSU MESA program.

Participation Policy


Minimum participation to remain in the SDSU MESA program:



Drop Policy


Students are dropped from the MESA program after every Add/Drop period and annually during the summer if:

  • Do not meet minimum participation requirements during the academic year
  • Academic status changes with SDSU (e.g. no longer enrolled, graduated, etc.)
  • Change to a non-Engineering or non-Physical Sciences major

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MESA Student Handbook



Students new to the MESA program at SDSU receive their Handbook at the MESA New Student Orientation/Fall Student Meeting.



  • If you don't write it down, it didn't happen.
  • Keep it simple!
  • Work smarter, not harder.

MESA Principle


  • If you're early, you're on time.
  • If you're on time, you're late.
  • If you're late, YOU'RE FIRED!

Foundations for Learning

  • Creator vs. Victim 
  • Early Alert
  • Engage, Education, Empower
  • College Readiness Pyramid
  • Learning Styles
  • StrengthsQuest


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