Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Student Support Services program?

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program that assists participants in their goal to successfully graduate from college through various offered services. Some of these services include: Academic, Personal, Career, and Financial Counseling, Study Skills Workshops, Graduate School Preparation, ad SSS Grant Aid Scholarships.

How do I apply for the Student Support Services program?

To apply, simply fill out an Application for Admission and return it to the Student Support Services office for review.

What is an active participant?

An active participant is someone who is determined to be eligible to participate in the Student Support Services Program and has received project services for the current academic year. Receiving a service or being served means attending required meetings with a Student Development Specialist, attending at least one SSS cultural/hallmark event and one SSS academic enrichment service or workshop each semester.

What is a Student Development Specialist?

A Student Development Specialist is a counselor/advisor who is assigned to you during your membership in the SSS Program.

How many times a semester do I need to meet with my Student Development Specialist SDS?

The required times to meet with a Student Development Specialist are as follows:

  • Freshmen and Sophomores are required to have at least three face-to-face meetings with assigned SDS each semester.
  • Juniors and Seniors are required to have at least two face-to-face meetings with assigned SDS  each semester. 
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