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SSS Program Services

Academic Counseling

Assistance with all aspects of educational planning and scheduling each semester. This includes:

  • Instruction in the registration system (WebAdvisor);
  • Advise on prerequisite courses and minors;
  • Strategies for maintaining and improving GPA;
  • Help with study skills;
  • Career and financial aid advising.

Personal Counseling

This includes assistance with any concerns that have the potential to place a student in academic jeopardy. Counselors provide:

  • Support;
  • Encouragement and advocacy;
  • Appropriate campus or community referrals;
  • Assistance with course or term withdrawal, as needed.

SSS SuccessCultural Enrichment Activities

Co-curricular events and activities to increase cultural awareness and build community are offered each semester.  

Priority Registration

Participants in the SSS Program are eligible to receive priority registration every semester if they meet all the requirements by the deadline given.

Progress Reports

Students are required to submit progress reports mid semester in order to capture individual academic performance.

Transfer Preparation

Services include information and assistance in completing applications and personal statements. 

Financial Literacy

The volatile economic climate we live in coupled with the growing costs of attaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, today, make it imperative for students to be savvy in managing their money and their expenses along the way. This is especially important for students, who are first-generation, low-income students. It is a strategic initiative of our project to improve the Financial IQ of all program participants by providing a two-tiered Financial Literacy Education Component. In keeping with this grant goal and in an effort to make relevant resources accessible to Program students, we’ve partnered with Decision Partners to bring the resources of their financial literacy to our students.

We will use many of these tools and others to educate and equip our students to manage their expenses, their debt and their credit more effectively and to help them develop an individual plan to meet their educational costs and the financial challenges of living.

SSS Computer Lab/Study Room

Computers/Study Room are available to SSS students for their use to complete assignments. 

Assistive Learning Software is available to those students, who wish to use them, including: Inspiration; Dragon Naturally Speaking and Flatbed scanners.