Student Services
Student Development


It brings me great joy to welcome you to San Diego Mesa College. I applaud you for taking the first step in higher education. Chances are, the programs and services in the School of Student Development are the first ones you will encounter as you embark on your educational career.

I encourage you to take advantage of the services available to support your success at San Diego Mesa College. Completing the Six Steps to Student Success and following the New Student Checklist will allow you to get off on a good start. In addition, remember to meet with the counseling faculty and obtain an educational plan. An ed plan is your ticket to success!

College is a lot of fun. It’s an opportunity to explore, learn new things, and invest in your personal growth. As you browse through the website, take some time to get to know the various programs and services available. You will notice that there is one just for you.

Congratulations, and thank you for choosing San Diego Mesa College. Go Olympians!

Most Sincerely,

Acting Dean, Student Development; Ailene Cua Crakes
Ailene Crakes
Acting Dean, Student Development


Reporting Committees

Integration - SSSP, SE, BSI



Innovative practice funding request - basic skills initiative, student success & support program, & student equity

In our effort to integrate and align SSSP and Equity resources and support innovative student success and equity practices across the campus, SS&E has developed this online funding request application to assist with your request for funding.

Our integration effort is intended to leverage innovation resources with the goal of making our efforts more efficient and sustainable. This form will help you to develop, implement, and report the outcomes of your innovative practice or program. If you have any questions, please contact Ailene Crakes (SSSP) and/or Larry Maxey (Equity).

Please note that all requests for Professional Learning Activity Funds need to go through CEL using this link.

Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) Plans