Program Services by Function
A sampling of TRiO functions and activities
Counselors are your primary contact. They advise, coordinate, negotiate, and counsel around all areas which impede persistence. Counselors employ the problem solving model with the over-arching objective of successful performance.
Students and TRiO counselors shape semester schedules with consideration of financial aid, employment, time preferences, among other variables. TRiO counselors know about new financial aid and academic regulations.
Tutorials assist students who are 1) re-taking entrance exams; 2) motivated to improve grades; 3) invested in critical thinking development; and 4) want to improve technology skills.
Looking Glass for Struggling Academic Writers is a TRiO tutorial project with the reading and writing center which addresses underdeveloped reading and writing abilities. Students work in mini-groups. LG has been remarkably successful moving students out of remediation and developing competencies for future reading and writing assignments.
TRiO works with the financial aid office to ensure that students complete their annual FAFSA (Free Application
for Federal Student Aid) on time; the TAP office (Tuition Assistance Program) for TAP eligibility and the career/transfers/scholarship office to ensure awareness of additional financial opportunities.
TRiO supports proficiency in money management, knowledge of entitlements, skills for planning graduate education, and ways to avoid heavy debt. We work with Single Stop, the college resource for providing financial literacy education.
Transfers to Four Year Colleges
TRiO counselors monitor all activities pertaining to transfers and ensure that timely applications are completed in a timely manner.
TRiO offers career workshops and job search tips. We encourage meetings with members of their respective department for information interviews and taking on-line career tests in the career office for a better understanding of their interests and abilities. TRiO facilitates internships so that students graduate with experience in their major.
TRiO links with the wide array of cultural, club, and civic opportunities on campus. TRiO students are active on campus.