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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

Important
Thank you for visiting our webpage. 
We are currently planning for the summer 2023 STEP Program and are excited to share this information with you. 
Check back in December for more details.  

Contact the Counseling Department for assistance with choosing a class schedule at (909) 274-4380 or visit www.mtsac.edu/counseling.

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 an 2 week Counseling 1 class and participate in workshops outside of class. Want to know more? Take the first step by letting us know that you're interested. Click on the button below, fill out the form and we will keep in contact with you to make sure you complete all steps and remind you when it's time to register.   

Yes, I'm interested!

Have Questions? Connect with STEP Staff to get answers!
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    Connect via phone at (909) 274-6433. Available Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
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    Connect via email at step@mtsac.edu.
Attention Future STEP Students!

We're here for you and committed to helping you start college on the right foot. As a STEP student, you will be eligible for Promise+Plus benefits (check it out below). Once enrolled in the STEP COUN-1 class for the summer, we will do the rest and check your eligibility. Keep in touch with us!  You can email us at step@mtsac.edu. Sincerely, The Mt. SAC STEP Team 

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+

Helpful Links

 
STEP

 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
step@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/step

Steps to Enroll in the 2023 Summer STEP Program

      • number 1Apply for Summer at Mt. SAC

        Step 1: Apply to Mt. SAC for Summer Session 2023

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      • number 2Apply for Financial Aid

        Step 2: 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:

        (2022-2023)* & (2023-2024)

        *2020 and 2021 1040 Forms / W2s

        *(to cover cost of SUMMER 2023 Deadline 6/30/23 to submit Financial Aid application)

        Visit Financial Aid

      • 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

      • number 5Sign up for a STEP information and registration workshop
        Registration workshops will occur in May 2023. 
         
        Details available in April.
      • number 6Register for STEP Counseling 1

        Log in to your Mt. SAC portal and click on #8 to find your registration appointment date and time.  Summer registration dates will be available late April/early May.  Watch this video for more instructions.  

        Choose which STEP class you want to  register for by viewing our schedule here  (or see class offerings above).

        Register for the class by attending an information and registration workshop (step 5) or follow the directions in this video.

      • number 7Request Free Loaned Technology

        Step 7: Request Free Loaned Technology:

        Laptops and Wi-Fi hot spots may be available for your online and hybrid summer STEP class.

        More details to come in May 2023.

         

         

  

How to Register for the STEP Program