General Frequently Asked Questions
What majors are considered to be STEM?
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields of study encompass a wide array of majors and careers. Please visit the STEM areas of interest page for a more detailed list.
What if I am taking Math 20 during the semester I apply to the program?
That is fine. You should be Math 20 eligible by fall 2016.
Will this help me get into colleges?
Nothing is a guarantee, but any major specific, extra curricular and academic assistance programs can only enhance a student's chances for admission.
What is the time commitment for the STEM Programs?
Please visit our SRI Program page for a breakdown of requirements and activities.
Do I have to be in the program to meet with a STEM counselor?
No. Any STEM student can make a preliminary appointment with a STEM Counselor. Please visit our counseling page for details on how to make an appointment.
What are the benefits of the STEM Program?
Priority registration for classes & select STEM courses.
Science-focused transfer counseling, student orientations, & workshops.
Peer mentors, internship opportunities, lectures, & activities.
Free STEM tutoring.
Can I apply to the STEM Program even if I have a lot of units?
Yes. Number of units completed do not matter, what matters is that you will be enrolled at SMC for at least 1.5-2 more years.
Can I apply to the STEM Program if I am a nursing major?
Can I get priority enrollment if I am part of the STEM Program?
Can CA Dream Students participate in the SRI Program?
Can I participate even if I already have a Bachelor’s Degree?
No. Unfortunately, due to strict federal funding guidelines, only students pursuing their first degree are eligible.
Can I be in FYE, Scholars, Black Collegians, Adelante Program, or any other student service program, and still be a part of STEM?
Who can I talk to if I am interested in learning more about the program?
Visit our contact page for location, phone and email information. We look forward to hearing from you.
How can I get involved even if I am not a part of the program?
Visit the student resources page on our website to explore all the ways you can get involved.