The Student Support Services TRiO Program offers students various services and resources including but not limited to:
Students in SSS-TRiO receive "Group 3" priority registration status allowing its students to register for classes every semester up to a week+ before open registration. Priority registration helps students secure course enrollment and remain on track for completing their program of study in a timely manner. Priority registration eligibility criteria applies.
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New Student Orientation
Counselors provide new students with an orientation to the program and the college. Information provided will include but will not be limited to: student expectations, campus services and resources, course registration, financial aid, college policies, rules, and regulations, review of the college website and demonstration on how to access CANVAS, Webstar, Degree Works and the My Priority Registration Link.
Academic & Personal Counseling
Students work with counselors to develop an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP), which may include both a short-term plan (Abbreviated Plan) and long-term plan (Comprehensive Plan). Counselors assist students in exploring career/professional goals, developing academic skills and strategies, and preparing for opportunities in the job market and/or university. Counselors also support students through psychological and/or emotional issues which may affect their academic success.
Counselors assist students in the career exploration process by providing them with guidance counseling and various career exploration tools. In addition, counselors may also refer students to the IVC Career Technical Center (CTE) to further engage in career exploration and/or prepare for employment.
Counselors engage students in the Academic Monitoring Protocol each semester, which provides students with an opportunity for self-reflection and progress monitoring, and allows program counselors to provide students with timely interventions and academic services such as tutoring, study skills workshops, and/or referrals to other support services.
SSS Students may utilize the SSS Lab and study area at their convenience. Printing and copies are available at the SSS Center (via student's PaperCut accounts).
The Program offers students with free pencils, scantrons, note cards, pens, and Blue/Green Books (large & small).
Transfer Advising & Preparation
Students are encouraged to transfer and pursue undergraduate study through participation in college fairs and workshops addressing transfer preparation strategies. Counselors provide students with assistance in completing transfer applications, FAFSA applications, writing personal statements, and providing letters of recommendation upon request.
A diverse range of workshops provide students with opportunities for academic and personal development. Topics, which vary each semester in response to student need, include but are not limited to: career exploration, study skills, financial literacy, resume writing, interviewing skills, and time management.
Students have access to request tutoring services by appointment through the Program (in partnership with the Study Skills Center). Limited funding for one-on-one tutoring applies.
Annual Recognition Ceremony
In the Spring semester, graduating/transferring/certificated SSS-TRiO students and their families are honored at a ceremony preceding College commencement. Students are recognized for their participation in SSS-TRiO and completion of their program of study.