Student Success Communities

Types of Success Communities

Mission College offers a range of programs that provide connection, support, guidance, and fun. Each program is different, with a particular focus on your student success. 

Complete this application to apply or express interest in all of the programs below. We will let you know if you qualify.

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Benefits include grants, book vouchers, counseling, cultural activities and workshops, mentorship, skill-building, fun events, college field trips, Priority Registration, and networking.



The Mission College Asian Pacific Islander Desi American [APIDA] Learning Community is a transfer- support cohort grounded in the Filipino concept of Kapwa, the concept of connection with oneself and the spiritual connectedness with others.

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Disability Support

We offer disability support for students with reasonable accommodations.

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Foster Youth Success Initiative

For current and former foster youth (up to age 25) and unaccompanied/homeless youth (up to age 25.)

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We welcome our international students to campus with open arms.

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Mission Promise

The Mission Promise program is designed to make college more affordable for our first-time college students from Santa Clara Unified and beyond. The Program covers two-years of tuition and up to $1,000 for books and other educational expenses. The Mission Promise Scholarship Application is now available for Spring 2024! Complete the short form here.  Limited funding is available.  Awards will be administered until funding runs out. 

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Increasing retention and graduation rates of marginalized students.



CalWORKs provides temporary aid for needy families, especially single parents.

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EOPS Program

Extended support services to students with economic, educational, or language challenges.

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Honors Program

Highly-motivated students participate in enriched experiences through Honors.

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MESA students receive opportunities to improve STEM skills and benefit from professional development.

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Puente Program

Puente assists students earn admission to four-year colleges.

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Committed to the academic success and personal growth of Black students.

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VALOR (Veterans)

VALOR provides services for our military veterans. Learn more.