Student Success and Support Program

Recognizing that student success is the responsibility of both the college and the student, the Student Success and Support Program was established to assure that students who attend a California Community College are given the best possible opportunity to succeed in accomplishing their academic goals. To accomplish this, the college will assure that appropriate services are provided to students to enhance their success. As a student, you must identify your academic goal and course of study as well as complete required core services including Assessment, Orientation, and Educational Planning. Follow the Steps to Apply & Register below to begin your academic career including information on the services you are required to participate in. This information can also be found in the student portal (https://my.mtsac.edu) in the "Student Success" tab. 

Step 1 – Apply to Mt. SAC

Complete and submit a Mt. SAC Admission Application for the term you wish to be taking classes. Computers are available in the Student Services Center for your convenience. For further information, contact Admissions Office at (909) 274-4415 or visit http://www.mtsac.edu/admissions

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Step 2 – Apply for Financial Aid

Mt. SAC offers a variety of financial aid programs funded by federal and state agencies and private sources, including grants, fee waivers, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and loans. For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (909) 274-4450 or visit http://www.mtsac.edu/financialaid

Step 3 – Complete the Assessment Process

All Mt. SAC students are required to participate in assessment for course placement. The assessment and placement process has been established to enable all students the opportunity to be successful in their coursework. After the admission application is processed, students will receive an email to access the student portal. Please log into the student portal and go to the "Student Success" tab to complete the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ). You can also go to https://www.mtsac.edu/aq. Upon completion, you will be given your course placement in English, math and reading or will be advised on your next step in the assessment process. For further information, contact the Assessment Center at (909) 274-4265 or visit http://www.mtsac.edu/assessment

Step 4 – Complete the New Student Online Orientation

Mt. SAC online orientation is designed to help students transition to Mt. San Antonio College. Orientation will provide information about college life, educational planning and goals, student services, academic services, special programs, student conduct, and safety rules/regulations. Access the online orientation by logging into the Mt. SAC student portal account and click on the “Student Success” tab. For further information, Contact the Counseling Center at (909) 274-4380 or visit https://www.mtsac.edu/counseling/orientation.html

Step 5 – Attend a Mountie Academic Planning Workshop (MAP) and Get Counseling

Attend MAP Workshop


Students new to Mt. SAC that have attended other colleges, or have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree, do not need to attend a MAP Workshop.  Schedule an appointment with a counselor to review your transcripts and discuss your goals.

At the workshop, a counselor will review your course placement and make recommendations based on the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) and/or test scores including Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Counselors will help you select courses based on your academic and career goals. Based on your placement, a counselor will help you develop your first-semester course schedule by helping you select the appropriate English, math, reading, general education, and major specific courses needed to reach your educational goal.

Counselors are available to help if you:

1. are undecided about your major or career goal,

2. need assistance in planning your educational and/or career goal,

3. need assistance in choosing a university or college for transfer, or

4. have personal problems that impact your college success.

A MAP workshop is recommended but not required for you to be eligible to register. You can speak to a counselor at the Counseling Center at (909) 274-4380 or visit the Counseling Center located in the Student Services Building (9B) Second Floor or visit http://www.mtsac.edu/counseling

Step 6 – Register Online

Register online, based on your assigned registration date/time. Check your registration date by logging into your student portal account and going to the “Student” tab.  You will find your registration date under the #8 Registration Appointment/Hold” link one week before registration begins. For directions on how to add classes, visit https://www.mtsac.edu/admissions/register-for-classes/index.html.

Step 7 – Pay Fees

You can pay your fees online through your student portal (https://my.mtsac.edu), under the “Student” tab, link "#25 Pay Fees", in person at the Cashier's Office (formerly Bursar's Office, Lower Level - Bldg. 4), by mail or through drop box. For information regarding fee payment options and payment policies, please visit the Cashier's Office website at www.mtsac.edu/cashier, reference the Schedule of Classes, or contact the Cashier's Office at (909) 274-4960. 

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