Student Support Services

"Your Success Is Our Priority"

Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the federal TRiO program that offers academic assistance to 200 students at Wallace State Community College. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. SSS projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (#84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. The program is funded annually ($273,028) by the U.S. Department of Education.

There is no charge to students for any of the program offerings available through Student Support Services.

Student Support Service participants will:

  • Receive individualized support services including academic, career, and financial advising
  • Receive tutoring in requested core subjects
  • Have access to a private SSS computer lab
  • Prepare for successful entry into the job market with career planning
  • Prepare for transferring to a four-year college with help in completing admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications
  • Receive guidance in developing effective transfer plans
  • Participate in selected SSS sponsored cultural events
  • Develop education and academic plans
  •  To those who qualify and are active participants, SSS scholarship funds

Who is Eligible?

Any student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, has been accepted for enrollment at Wallace State Community College, has program approved academic need ** for assistance, and meets one or more of the following criteria is eligible to submit an application:

  • Is a first generation college student (if you lived with both parents, both parents/guardians did not graduate from a four-year college; if you lived with only one parent, that parent did not graduate from a four-year college)
  • Is eligible for financial aid at a level established by the U. S. Department of Education
  • Is a student with a documented disability

** Academic need: defined for SSS Purposes including one or more of the following –

a) Placement into Developmental English, reading and/or mathematics
b) ACT score below 17
c) Returning adult student (5 or more years since attended college)
d) Entering college for the first time, after the age of 25
e) Cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or Academic Probation and/or
f) Who demonstrates other significant indicators of academic need

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Student Support Services offices are located in the James C. Bailey Center - 9th floor 

Rachel White, Director

Arleen Dominguez, Advisor

Kathy Taylor, Secretary