Mesa Journeys



Room: I4-303
Phone: 619-388-2672

M - Tu: 8:00am – 7:00pm
W - Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Revised hours:
Nov 25 - 27, 2019: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Dec 17 - 19, 2019: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Extended hours:
Aug 16, 2019, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Aug 17, 2019, Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Aug 30, 2019, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Jan 31, 2020, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Feb 1, 2020, Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
counseling workshops


Pre-Registration Workshop

Pre-registration workshops are designed to help first time college students learn about the different options available to them. Students will gain an understanding of the various educational pathways, resources to register for classes, and develop a two semester abbreviated education plan with a counseling faculty.  First time college students must complete the online orientation and assessment prior to attending a workshop. 

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Face-to-Face Orientation

San Diego Mesa College's Orientation is an interactive way to familiarize students with a variety of helpful community college practices. Information regarding registration, priority enrollment, special programs, student services, and educational planning are some of the topics covered. Through this orientation, students will also begin to build their Mesa support network. Attention is devoted to helping ensure the understanding of all strategies toward student success. The Counseling Department looks forward to seeing you in a future orientation.

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Better Grades for Fee waivers WORKSHOP

Learn about ways to maintain eligibility for financial aid. This workshop will cover recent changes in the state impacting students' eligibility for the governor's fee waiver. This workshop is designed to assist students who are concerned about their academic standing and would like to take a proactive approach in order to make progress towards their degree and/or educational goal, and maintain eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver).

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Promise Academic Success Workshops are designed to help you achieve your goals.  Our goal is to ensure you are successful academically and aware of your options and policies.  Students will learn how to calculate their GPA, skills to incorporate into their classes, as well as understanding the policies regarding Promise and probation.


international Student Workshops

International Student Employment Workshop -  students will learn more about working in the United States while attending as an international student at San Diego Mesa College.  This workshop is mandatory prior to anyone seeking either on- or off-campus employment authorization or if it has been more than 1 semester since you last attended this workshop. 

International Student Departure Workshop – Students whose I-20 immigration document to study abroad at San Diego Mesa College is about to expire or could be pending their last semester in Mesa F-1 are required to attend this workshop offered at the end of each semester.  Prior to the end of their time at the college, international students have various forms to complete to maintain/transition their immigration status.

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