February 28, 2023

Mesa College to host Jumpstart, an event for incoming students to learn about free tuition and college programs

By Office of Communications


San Diego, CA ---- On Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mesa College will host “Jumpstart Your Success.” Jumpstart is a free community event for prospective Mesa College students of all ages and their families to learn about Mesa College programs and services, including the San Diego Promise, which offers free tuition to eligible students. Families can learn more and RSVP at


“This is a great event for prospective Mesa students. When they join us for Jumpstart, they not only get to experience the campus, they get a feel of what Mesa has to offer through academic and student services support, such as access to free tuition,” said Victoria Kerba Miller, Dean of Student Affairs. “We have current students, staff, and faculty on hand to provide encouragement that they will succeed in their journey here at Mesa.”


During the festivities, students will “get a feel for a day in the life of a Mesa student” through workshops that highlight the campus’ academic and student support resources, including financial aid, the San Diego Promise Program and the Honors Program. Students will be able to interact with Peer Navigators, Student Ambassadors and the Associated Students. Entertainment will be provided by Mesa College’s World Music, Dance and Jazz Quartet. FREE lunch will be provided (while supplies last), (so RSVP today).


Students attending Jumpstart will have their names entered in the opportunity drawing to win a $250 scholarship to be applied toward enrollment fees during their first semester at Mesa College. Recipients have to be graduating high school seniors or transferring Continuing Education students to enter, and be present during the drawing of names to win.


Last year, more than 300 prospective students attended Jumpstart. Those planning to attend this year’s event are encouraged to register for free online. For more information about Jumpstart, contact Victoria Miller at or (619) 388-2699. 


See photos from previous Mesa College Jumpstart events.

See video from Mesa College Jumpstart 2016.


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