Academic advising and planning are provided to each program participant on an individual basis. Areas covered during these meetings include: semester course planning, monitoring of academic progress, and help with personal counseling as well. Information regarding financial aid, career planning, study abroad programs, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and graduate school information is provided as needed. The overall goal is to develop a successful and achievable academic plan for each SSS participant.
Reading and Writing Instruction
Small group and individual assistance in reading and writing is available through the Reading/Writing Coordinator. There are also two supplemental classes offered to program participants:
- Writing SkillsApplication (Eng RS): This course is also offered for one unit and includes various activities to improve composing, grammar, punctuation, editing and revising skills.
- Writing Skills Application (Eng RS): This course is also offered for one unit and includes various activities to improve writing, grammar, punctuation, editing and revising skills.
Peer Mentoring and Peer Tutoring
Our peer mentor offers seven academic workshops throughout each semester. Topics differ each semester, varying from graduate information to financing and how tocreate a budget. If you are unable to come to a regularly scheduled workshop, our peer mentor will also set up individual workshops with you so you do not have to miss out on any of the information. In order to be eligible for the SSS Grant Aid, students are required to attend at least four workshops each semester.
The Student Support Services has peer tutoring which is offered through the Learning Center. Each semester, SSS provides for a tutor to work at the Learning Center specifically for students in the SSS program. The Learning Center also offers workshops of their own. SSS students are encouraged to attend these workshops as the Learning Center workshops count towards the SSS Grant Aid. Go to the LC website.
The SSS program has a computer lab with online services available fo r active SSS participants. We are one of only two places on campus that offers free printing services to our students. Academic Support is provided in the computer lab, which consists of 7 new workstations and a LaserJet printer. The computer lab is located in our SSS Program office, Lab School Room 185F.
Computer Lab Hours: (during the fall & spring semesters only) Monday through Friday: 8:15am to 11:45am & 1:00pm to 4:45pm. (Closed for lunch)