Membership Information

All students enrolled at Cabrillo College, Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, or Hartnell College are eligible to become members of ACCESS. Becoming a member of ACCESS involves completing a membership application and mailing it to the ACCESS office. After completing the application process, students become eligible for ACCESS membership benefits.

Characteristics of ACCESS members:

  • Educational goal to transfer with a degree in biology or chemistry
  • Attend ACCESS Study Sessions and Enrichment Activities
  • Agree to participate in student tracking and program evaluation
  • Complete FAFSA to determine eligibility for financial aid

Benefits of ACCESS membership:

  • An evaluation of your college transcript by a UC Santa Cruz Admissions representative. This will help plan for a smooth transfer to a 4-year university. 
  • Invitations to attend Lab Tours at UC Santa Cruz 
  • Members can apply for the ACCESS Summer Research Institute, which includes a $3000 salary and on-campus housing at UCSC (must meet eligibility criteria). 
  • Members can apply to become paid study supplemental instruction leaders for ACCESS.
  • Information on scholarships, internships, and other opportunities for community college students.
Download the Membership Application
     Fill it out, and email it as an attachment to:  
Or print and mail to:
     University of California
     ACCESS Program, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
     1156 High Street
     Santa Cruz, California 95064

For more information contact ACCESS