Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of the SSSV Program?
The office hours for the Lab school are 8-5 during the Fall and Spring semesters. During summer, the hours are 7-3:30. There is not a Reading/Writing Coordinator or Peer Mentor available during summer, but the counselor is available and the computer lab is open for use.

Is SSSV open year round?
Currently, SSSV  is available during the Fall and Spring semesters, and we have summer hours during the summer sessions. However, the services are limited. The program director and the counselor are available; the Reading/Writing Coordinator and peer mentor are only available for the Fall and Spring.

How many times am I required to meet with the SSSV counselor?
In order to remain eligible for services provided by SSSV, you are required to meet with your SSSV counselor a minimum of two times each semester.

Once I am admitted into the SSSV, how long am I a member?
As long as you continue to fulfill your responsibilities to the program, you will be a member in the SSSV until you graduate or unless you decide you no longer wish to participate. If you decide to exit the program, you will have an exit interview with the SSSV staff. photo of group meeting

How many computers does SSSV have available for students?
There are seven computers available in the SSSV computer lab that are strictly for those students who are enrolled in SSSV .

What does SSSV offer that other tutorials don't offer?
All tutorials are geared to meet the needs of their students. Here at SSSV , the staff is "veteran friendly". Our ultimate goal is to help you get a head start on your college career. SSSV students not only come to us for assistance with their course work but to "feel a part of". There are opportunities to meet one-on-one with any staff member. Many of the students in SSSV are from other similar backgrounds and programs and therefore have a built in connection to their new "college life".

Is everyone required to take the Reading (University 8) and Writing (English R/S) courses?
No, the Reading and Writing courses are not mandatory for every SSSV participant. Only if applicable first-time freshmen/transfer students are required to complete the Reading and Writing courses, however, we strongly recommend that every student take the courses as they are extremely helpful. Student must enroll in English R/S if they are concurrently enrolled in a remedial English class (also applies if the student is currently enrolled in remedial English, but has a negative indicator). Student must enroll in University 8 if they enter college or transfer with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or lower and/or they scored below 75% in 4 areas of the 10 LASSI scales.

Does being an active participant in the SSSV guarantee I will get Grant Aid?
No, simply being a member in the program does not entitle you to Grant Aid. You must complete the requirements within the program in order to receive funds.

Do I have to sign-up to attend SSSV workshops?
You do not have to sign-up for the workshops that are provided by the SSSV peer mentor, as SF Trip photo they are only for SSSV students, you can just show up. If, however, you need to complete a workshop outside of the regularly scheduled time, you must make an appointment with the peer mentor. Keep in mind, you do have to sign-up if you wish to attend the workshops held through the Learning Resource Center as those are open to all students.

Do I have to be a full-time student to participate in the SSSV ?
No, you do not have to be a full-time student to be a member for the SSSV program. However, in order to be eligible and receive Grant Aid you must maintain a full unit load (12 units or more during the semester).

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