Program Services

Academic Advising

Each TRIO-Student Support Services participant is assigned an academic advisor, which offers students the opportunity to receive individualized advising. Our advisors have frequent contact throughout the student's time at DMACC and personalize services based on each student’s needs. Our advisors assist with:

  • Academic advising and mentoring, specializing in transfer planningAcademic Advising and Mentoring
  • Career exploration and planning
  • 4-year college and university campus visits
  • Course selection and registration
  • Assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Financial aid application processes 
  • Financial literacy
  • Academic skill development
  • College policies and expectations
  • Referrals to campus and community resources


 

TRIO-SSS Success Lab

This computer lab dedicated specifically for TRIO-SSS participants. In addition to being a home away from home for students to support and encourage each other, the TRIO-SSS Success Lab strives to offer free, quality tutoring for most DMACC-Urban courses, including communication (written and oral), mathematics, life and physical sciences, business, social science, humanities, and computer science.


 

Academic Skills Development Coaching

Becoming a successful college student does not happen by accident. Like all great achievements, academic success takes time and practice, as well as coaching from knowledgeable professionals. TRIO-SSS students have access to aSkill Developmentn SSS Academic Skills Coach. Areas of academic skills coaching include:

  • Time management
  • Note taking
  • Study habits and test preparation
  • Test taking/reducing test anxiety
  • Effective communication
  • Financial literacy
  • Writing skills
  • Resume writing

Cultural and Social Engagements

Cultural Events TRIO-SSS students have a variety of opportunities to participate in educational, cultural engagement activities, such as:

  • Live theatrical performances

  • Historical museums

  • Art Exhibits

  • Lectures


 

TRIO-SSS students may attend these events at no cost, and transportation is provided.