How to Participate

Complete the steps below and start college in the Summer term by completing either the Summer Bridge or STEP into College programs. Students that complete these steps and either summer program, will be emailed Promise+Plus acceptance notifications by late July.

If you have trouble logging in to your student portal, please call the HELP Desk at (909) 274-4357.

    • 1Submit a Summer Mt. SAC Application

      Submit a Mt. SAC Admission Application Summer Term

      Complete a summer term application at . Click on "Apply Now" and complete a summer term application. After submitting the application online, you will receive an email confirmation with your Mt. SAC Student ID number and Username which will help you complete step 2.

      • Students interested in Promise+Plus must select a major of study. Certificates under 16 units and undecided major students are not eligible for CA Promise Programs.


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    • 2Activate Portal Account

      Activate your Mt. SAC Student Portal Account

      After you apply you will receive an email with instructions on how to claim and activate your online student portal account.

      Student Account Claim

      New students must click on “1st Time Users (Claim Account)” before they can enter a username and a password.
      Claim Account Step 1

      Enter in your Mt. SAC username that you received from Admissions & Records in the confirmation e-mail you were sent. Then click “submit.” Student Account Claim User Name

      You must answer these challenge questions exactly as you answered them on your application. If you didn't provide a social security number on your application you will enter all zeros (e.g. 0000) here. Once you have filled them all in, click “submit.”Account Claim Form Fields

      This code will be your temporary password.  Write it down and then click “login.”

      Account Claim Code

      Login! Enter your username here. Use the Mt. SAC Account Claim code that you received on the previous page.  Then click “Sign in”. After you click “Sign in” you will have access to your Mt. SAC Student Portal.

        Mt. SAC sign in

      Next: Change your password! Once you are in your Mt. SAC Student Portal, click on your name in the upper right corner and then select “Change Password”. Next, select and create new security questions and then select “Save Responses”. You will then be prompted to create a new password.Change Password Button

    • 3Apply for Financial Aid:2022-23 FAFSA or CA Dream Act

      Apply for Financial Aid: 2022-23 FAFSA or CA Dream Act

      Submit your financial aid application for the school year. Promise+Plus interested students MUST apply for financial aid to be considered to receive benefits. Students that apply but are not eligible for financial aid, may still qualify to receive Promise+Plus benefits.

      For FAFSA visit:
      For Dream Act visit:

      Mt. SAC’s Federal School Code is 001245. If you are interested in receiving financial aid funding for the Summer 2022 intersession, you must also submit the application for the 2021 school year.

    • 4Complete the Assessment Questionnaire and Online New Student Orientation

      Complete the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) and Online New Student Orientation

      It is necessary for students to complete the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) for accurate course placement. Have your high school transcripts ready to complete the AQ online.

      The online orientation is required of all new students prior to registration of courses. The orientation assists students in learning valuable Mt. SAC information.

      To complete both the AQ and Online Orientation, go to your portal account and click the “Student Success” tab at the top.

    • 5Apply for Summer Bridge or participate in STEP Into College

      Participation in a summer program as the first college experience is mandatory. For information on how to participate in each program go to Summer Bridge and STEP. To apply to receive funding for the Summer term, submit a financial aid application for 2021-22.

    • 6Check your Status

      Be sure your financial aid file is complete. Check the status of your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application regularly by going to, Financial Aid in your portal account. Some students are selected to submit additional documentation in order to complete their financial aid file.

      Check your Mt. SAC student email regularly. All college communication including Promise+Plus information is sent through college email. Promise+Plus communication will increase over the Summer 2022 term.

Watch our Informational Video on Promise+Plus Requirements, Benefits, and Next Step for Incoming 2022 Summer Program Students