Student Support Services

See Information for Academic Year 2014-2015

 

The Student Support Services (S.S.S.) program offers qualifying students a strong academic support system and learning community that will assist them in mastering their college transitions. The primary goal of the program is to increase the retention and graduation rates of students who are committed to transferring to a four-year institution by increasing their access and opportunity to higher education.

 

Mission

The mission of the Student Support Services program (SSS) at Moreno Valley College is to promote the retention and graduation of low income, first generation and students with disabilities through tutoring, mentoring, skill development, and other services to empower them to graduate. SSS serves 140 students annually and is funded through a U.S Department of Education, TRiO Programs grant.

Applications for Spring 2014 SSS participants are now available!

 

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, February 12 at 2:00 pm in LIB 136
Thursday, February 20 at 12:30 pm in LIB 123
Wednesday, February 26 at 4:30 pm in LIB 123

 

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Application Overview

SSS program participants are admitted based on a 3 step process:
Application - Interview - Orientation.

  1. Application - Students can download an application or pick up an application from Science & Technology, room 164 or 151-A. In addition to this 2 page application, students must submit documents to verify income. Acceptable documents are either a signed 2012 federal tax form 1040, or the 2013-2014 FAFSA summary available at www.fafsa.gov. COMPLETE applications can be submitted to SCI & TECH 164 or 151-A. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. Interview - All eligible students will be contacted via e-mail for an interview. The interview will last no more than 20 minutes. Those who are deemed ineligible will be notified via e-mail.
  3. Orientation - Those students who are offered admission are required to attend an orientation. Students who do not complete this orientation will have their admission offer rescinded. Upon completion of the orientation students will be placed on probationary status for a period of 1 semester.

 

Spring Application Timeline

January 27

Applications available online

DEADLINE: February 28

Submit application in-person in SCI 164 (in computer lab, see map)

February 10 - March 7

Interviews for eligible applicants

To Be Announced

Mandatory orientation for newly admitted participants

 

 

Participant Eligibility and Priorities:

SSS Brochure
Download Flyer
  1. United States citizen or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance
    1. Low-income (view income guidelines),
      AND
    2. First Generation (parent(s) or guardian(s) has not earned a bachelor's degree),
      OR
    3. Disabled (documented by MVC DSS or private physician)
  2. Academic Need (can be fulfilled by a variety of criteria, however most common is assessment scores)
  3. Students must have Moreno Valley College (MVC) listed as their home campus
  4. Student educational goal must lead to completion of a Certificate or Associate degree at Moreno Valley College, or a Bachelor degree or higher with priority given to students seeking transfer to a 4 year university.
  5. Continuing students
    • must be in good standing at time of application
    • must demonstrate a history of at least part-time enrollment, subsequent semesters must be enrolled full-time
    • cannot exceed a total of 30 cumulative completed units at time of application
    • cannot have already earned an Associate or Bachelor's degree at the time of application
  6. First time students must be enrolled in classes for the semester for which they are applying, subsequent semesters must be enrolled full-time
Services Offered Participant Responsibilities
  • Workshops:
    • Career Exploration
    • Economic/Financial Literacy
    • Financial Aid
    • Study Skills
    • Transfer to 4 yr. University
  • Priority Registration
  • Grant Aid for 1st & 2nd year students
  • Fieldtrips:
    • 4 year Universities
    • Museums
    • Cultural Events
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutorial Service
  • Full time enrollment
  • Commitment to achieving a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Fall & Spring Progress Report
  • Complete FAFSA every year
  • Complete Financial Literacy 101 workshop
  • Attend 2 Academic Advising sessions per semester
  • Participate in 2 educational/cultural activities per semester
  • Attend tutoring as needed
  • Inform Counselor of schedule changes (i.e. dropping courses)

 

 

Contact us

For more information, please contact one of our staff members:

Lisa Chavez, Director

Phone number:

(951) 571-6275

Email:

Send a message

Location:

Science & Technology 164 (in the computer lab)

Availability:

Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Christopher Dech, Educational Advisor

Phone number:

(951) 571-6110

Email:

Send a message

Location:

Science & Technology 151-A (in the computer lab)

Availability:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Carmen Perches, Part-Time Counselor

Phone number:

(951) 571-6110

Email:

Send a message

Location:

Science & Technology 151-A (in the computer lab)

Availability:

Please call for an Appointment

 

Trio
 

The S.S.S. program is sponsored by Moreno Valley College and is
100% federally funded through the U.S. Deparment of Education and TRIO