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Academic Counseling

I have just started the program. I feel that everybody has been very generous and supportive. I feel very comfortable with asking questions and getting help. I feel that I am really part of the group.

-SSS participant commenting on program evaluation

Students participating in the Student Support Services program will have the opportunity to meet with the Academic Counselor on a regular basis. The TRiO SSS staff works closely with departmental advisors, financial aid counselors, Career Services, Counseling and Testing staff, and the Office of Disability Services to ensure that TRiO students understand the options and requirements of Austin Peay State University. Participants will receive valuable information through individualized learning plans, degree audit reports, interest inventories and career/major exploration.

Our counseling goal is to enhance the academic and personal success of SSS participants. The goals of graduating SSS participants are job placement at the same or higher rate than the general Austin Peay student, and/or admission to a graduate/professional school when appropriate.

The Student Support Services program staff facilitates interaction between participants and Career Services to ensure that information and opportunities are available to participants.