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Student Support Services Program

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At a time when obtaining a postsecondary degree is critical in helping all Americans become gainfully employed, productive citizens, the SSS program is the one federal program that is proven to help retain and graduate first generation college students.Student Support Services (SSS) increases access to higher education for high-potential students who come from underrepresented ethnic or economic backgrounds and/or are first-generation college students.Admitted SSS students are required to attend the Pre-Collegiate program prior to the start of their freshman year for six weeks during the summer (residential at Storrs, non-residential at regional campuses).The program introduces students to the rigors of university life, helps to develop the discipline and skills required to succeed academically, and provides orientation to the general campus community and facilities.

Required University courses in English, mathematics, and study skills are an integral part of the program. Successful completion of these courses may enable freshmen to earn up to seven college credits prior to fall matriculation.

With the emphasis on the freshman year, members of the SSS staff provide academic advisement and counseling.

sss5As part of this program, freshmen participate in monthly team meetings and work closely with SSS staff.

Throughout the student’s college career, Student Support Services’ staff members act as liaisons between faculty, students and campus resources.

SSS also offers academic support services in the form of individual and group tutoring, peer advising, academic and personal developmental workshops, study groups, classes in computer literacy, cultural and social group activities and a monthly program newsletter.

SSS students have also participated in UConn study abroad programs in South Africa, Portugal and China.

If you would like more information about the Avery Point CAP program call (860) 405-9013.


SSS – Storrs Campus