From orientation to graduation, TRiO SSS staff guides and supports eligible students in achieving their academic and personal best. The success of our TRiO students is our number one priority. We offer students a variety of tools and opportunities to assist them throughout their academic career at Polk State College and beyond.

What Services Are Provided By TRiO SSS?

Student Success Center offers students instruction to assist their academic achievement including program orientation, tutoring, Learning Strategy Seminars, and computer/internet access.

Faculty and Staff Mentoring services offer students the opportunity to develop relationships with professionals in their individual areas of academic and professional interest.

Financial Aid Planning assistance ensures student program participants have access to all possible avenues and possibilities for financing their education. Working in conjunction with the Student Financial Services Office and Polk State College Foundation, TRiO staff work with students to find scholarship money to help defray the cost of textbook and tuition.

College Tours provide students with opportunities in obtaining first-hand, accurate information in regards to transfer requirements, tuition, housing and program advisement.

How Do TRiO Students Benefit From Our Program?

Time and Attention: With these two simple ideas at the core of our values and ideology, TRiO works in line with the Polk State College mission of collaboration and excellence. Students work alongside our transition specialists who provide up-to-date information on college policy and procedure, educational opportunities/programs as well as campus and community resources in addition to academic support. Students may also take advantage of our one-on-one intrusive advising methods.

Confidentiality: Program participants can remain secure in the knowledge that all information and advising contact is kept in strict confidentiality by all TRiO staff. As part of our mission, we uphold the belief that in order to properly assist our students, we must foster an environment in which they feel comfortable and confident enough to address all of their personal needs.

We are actively part of the advising community: With our office situated in close proximity to Polk State College’s academic advising offices, TRiO students benefit from our ability to maintain a close relationship with advisement offices and procure up-to-date information on all of their academic needs, as staff is able to receive accurate information on advising policy.