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2 Virtual Information Session (Turn on your speakers. Use headphones if you are in a computer lab.)

3 Student Support Services Student Support Services Student Support Services (SSS) LEADERSHIP RETREAT 2009

4 Federally Funded Grant (serves 160 students per year) Federally Funded Grant (serves 160 students per year) Provide support for students as they work toward achieving higher education goals.

5 Main Goal of Program Assist participants to graduation With an Associates degree within three years AND/OR Transfer to a four year college

6 How can Student Support Services (SSS) assist you?

7 Who, what, when of College Not sure about all you should do College lingo – What does SAP mean? All the processes needed to successfully navigate college

8 Services for Academics Tuesday Topics Tutoring Advisement

9 Technology Training Laptop checkout Basic technology training PTC Pathway Desire to Learn (D2L) More advanced

10 Educational/Cultural activities Leadership Retreat Etiquette Training Cultural events - Koger Center/ Lander

11 Career Awareness Career Tracks SCOIS TypeFocus Referrals to career counseling services

12 Individual Services Personal Assistance Life Coach/Counselor Course Tracking (Semester Plan) Sounding Board Support

13 College Transfer College Fair College Tours Transfer assistance Applications

14 Expectations of Participants Attend: Regular meetings with counselor Tuesday Topics sessions (2 per semester ) Leadership Retreat in the Spring semester Technology Trainings (3 per semester) Participate in all activities Complete Curriculum in 3 years Remain active until graduation or transfer.

15 Eligibility Requirements Applicants will meet one of the following requirements... Low income and 1st-generation college student (which means that neither of your parents received a 4-year degree.) Student with a disability Single eligibility (low income, 1st-generation or disability) Applicants must meet both of the following requirements... Academic need Does not have an associates or bachelors degree

16 Acceptance into The SSS program Acceptance into The SSS program Students will be notified when: All current applicants have been interviewed Slots available for eligibility are determined SSS staff determines which students can benefit most from the program services Students will receive a letter notifying them of their acceptance or denial. NOT all eligible applicants will be selected Eligible applicants are kept on file for the academic year and are evaluated for eligibility throughout the year

17 How to Apply Complete the post-test at the end of this presentation. Print the certification of completion. Take to Betty Jean Gilchrist in the Student Success Center in 101A to receive an application. Complete the Student Support Services application Turn in copy of 2009 Federal Taxes (If you did not file, call for a tax transcript.)

18 Thank you for your interest in the Student Support Services program! Please refer any questions to a Student Support Services staff member located in the Student Success Center in 101A or call (864) Pleshette Elmore, Director Renee Carruth, Counselor Sandra Burton, Counselor Betty Jean Gilchrist, Administrative Assistant

19 One final step... Please click here... to complete a post-test and see how much youve learned about Student Support Services. After the post-test, you will be directed to a document that you will print and take to the Student Success Center to exchange for an application for the Student Support Services program.


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