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 SSSP 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:
English RS is a 50-min., 1-unit course that meets once a week. The course is designed to provide students with reading and writing skills essential to college. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary development.
UNIV 8-01 is a 50-min., 1-unit course that meets once a week. The course is designed to give meaningful and useful information to students about their non-cognitive learning and study strategies to help promote student responsibility for individual performance.
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 to create 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 SSSP Grant Aid, students are required to attend at least four workshops each semester.
The SSSP has peer tutoring which is offered through the Learning Center. Each semester, SSSP provides for a tutor to work at the Learning Center specifically for students in the SSSP. The Learning Center also offers workshops of their own. SSSP students are encouraged to attend these workshops as the Learning Center workshops count towards the SSSP Grant Aid. Go to the LC website.
The SSSP has a computer lab with online services available for active SSSP 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 SSSP 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)