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Student Support Services

"Keeping Students on Track to Success"

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.

KEY COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM

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

Student Support Services offices are located in the James C. Bailey Center.

Tutoring Lab Hours:

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday - Tuesday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday
Closed

 

Summer Semester

Mondays 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday -Wednesday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed on Thursday and Friday

The Tutoring Lab is located on the 8th floor of the James C. Bailey Center. No appointment is necessary. 

The Tutoring Lab specializes in assistance for all levels of Mathematics, English, and Reading; however, other subject assistance may be available contingent on tutor expertise and availability.

Lisa Smith, Director
256-352-8052
lisa.smith@wallacestate.edu

S. F. Lovell, Advisor
256-352-8076
sf.lovell@wallacestate.edu

Jan Young, Tutoring Lab Coordinator/Advisor
256-352-8074
jan.young@wallacestate.edu

Kathy Taylor, Secretary
256-352-8073
kathy.taylor1@wallacestate.edu