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TRiO

TRiO Services
Available through TRiO:
Dr. William H. Dodd 2018 Summer Academy
Metropolitan Community College’s Dr. William H. Dodd 2018 Summer Academy  provides high school students with an opportunity to have an on-campus experience while in high school, plus participate in MCC’s TRiO/Student Support Services program.
During the Dr. William H. Dodd 2018 Summer Academy, students enroll in a course designed to promote student success by enhancing study skills and exposing them to college curriculum and resources. They earn college credits and attend academic support seminars and workshops. The program provides a seamless transition for students from high school into college and prepares them to meet the academic expectations of colleges and universities.
There is no cost to participate in TRiO/SSS.
Academy eligibility requirements
You must:
•    come from a low-income family and be a first-generation, college-bound student;
•    be a high school senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to attend MCC, but need guidance
 and motivation; and
•    respectfully participate in all Dr. William H. Dodd 2018 Summer Academy field trips and workshops,   meet with the Dr. William H. Dodd 2018 Summer Academy and abide by TRiO/SSS program requirements
Print application here.

What Is TRiO?

TRiO/SSS is a federally funded program that helps students develop the skills and motivation necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree. TRiO/SSS provides comprehensive student support, including academic advising, financial aid counseling, academic skills workshops, and leadership and cultural activities.  TRiO provides Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and First Generation college students.

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRiO programs. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRiO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

More than 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges and agencies now offer TRiO Programs in America. TRiO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. More information about TRiO can be found at the Department of Education TRiO website.

The TRiO program at MCC includes Student Support Services, Single Parent/Homemaker Services and Non-Traditional Career Information.

Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward successful completion of their educational goals. The goal of SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transfer to a four-year institution. More information about Student Support Services

Single Parent/Homemaker Services

Our Mission is to facilitate student learning, self-sufficiency, and personal and career development that includes an implementation of education plans, which are compatible with the life and career goals of our students. More information about Single Parent Homemaker Services

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