Student Support Services has several wonderful services available for participants. The program staff work hard to provide all the support a student might need at any stage in his or her academic career.
At Student Support Services, we want to help students navigate the many challenges of college, personally and academically. In our office, over the phone, or on-line, students can get assistance with daily life problems and decisions, such as the following:
personal goals and values
family and relationship issues
time management problems
We also conduct periodic workshops and provide referrals to other helpful programs. Everyone has problems—students are encouraged to seek whatever type of counseling they feel comfortable with before problems become overwhelming. Top
For students having trouble deciding on a major or career, we provide a valuable perspective through counseling and workshops.
Resources such as personality, strengths, and interests inventories in conjunction with the Focus 2 assessment assist students with self-discovery by determining interests, abilities, and values.
Once students gain insight into their interests, as well as their strengths and weaknesses, they can discover how to apply this new-found self-knowledge in the “real world,” thereby deciding on a career field and college major. Top
Perhaps no subject can be more urgent than finances; unfortunately, for many students, no area is more intimidating than financial aid. For these reasons, we want to help students better understand the financial aid application process and refer them to the best sources of support.
We guide students in searching for a variety of financial aid resources, including those on-line.
We assist students in completing financial aid applications (FAFSAs).
We also provide referrals for free tax return preparation.
A primary goal of SSS is to assist students who want to transfer to four-year institutions. We provide a wealth of information on the transfer process regarding planning and assistance.
Additionally, every semester we take interested participants on visits to four-year colleges/universities. Past college visits to Wright State, the University of Dayton, Central State University and other colleges and universities have yielded helpful information not only about the schools themselves, but also about the transfer process in general. Top
At Student Support Services, we offer many unique opportunities for participants to improve their academics and enhance their critical thinking skills.
Study skills guides and learning style inventories are available in our office.
Periodic study skills opportunities and the ASAP Early Alert Program keep students actively involved in attaining their educational goals.
Explaining unfamiliar college terminology, college schedules, forms, and catalogs are all services we offer.
We help students with enrollment and with appropriate class selection for registration.
If needed, we can serve as a liasion between students and instructors.
Finally, we can refer students to an array of other helpful services and programs. Top
By the middle of every semester, we send progress report forms to instructors requesting feedback regarding participants’ academic performances. Through these early alerts, we are able to pinpoint which students are in danger of failing a class before it is too late to act. Participants review their ASAP results with staff, then discuss options for the remainder of the semester, such as meeting with instructors, scheduling tutoring, adjusting work schedules, or withdrawing from a course. Top