Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of the SSS 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 SSS open year round?
Currently, SSS 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 SSS counselor?
In order to remain eligible for services provided by SSS, you are required to meet with your SSS counselor a minimum of two times each semester.

Once I am admitted into the SSS program, 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 SSS program until you graduate unless you decide you no longer wish to participate. If you decide to exit the program, you will have an exit interview with the SSS staff. photo of Nancy

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

What does SSS offer that other tutorials don't offer?
All tutorials are geared to meet the needs of their students. Here at SSS, the staff is "student friendly". Our ultimate goal is to help you get a head start on your college career. SSS 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 SSS 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 and Writing courses?
No, the Reading and Writing courses are not mandatory for every SSS participant. Only freshmen are required to complete the Reading and Writing courses, however, we strongly recommend that every student take the courses as they are extremely helpful.

Does being an active participant in the SSS program 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 SSS workshops?
You do not have to sign-up for the workshops that are provided by the SSS peer mentor, as SF Trip photothey are only for SSS 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 SSS program?
No, you do not have to be a full-time student to be a member for the SSS 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).