TRIO Services

Academic Advising:

We assist with all aspects of educational planning and scheduling.

  • Assistance with choosing classes that align with your future goals and current schedule
  • Registration system
  • Help with study skills
  • Strategies for maintaining and improving GPA

Personal Advising:

Professionally trained counselors can help with personal problems or unexpected situations which can affect academic success and personal well-being.

  • Support
  • Encouragement and advocacy
  • Appropriate campus or community referrals
  • Assistance with course or term withdrawal, as needed

The Student Support Services counselors also assist students in exploring interests, aptitudes, and skills, so they can make informed choices when selecting majors or career paths.

Graduate and Professional Advising:

The TRIO staff strongly encourages and supports students continuing their education at the graduate level. The counselors provide assistance in choosing the proper program, researching financial aid options, and helping with applications.

Individualized Tutoring:

Peer tutors who are fellow students can provide FREE individualized assistance in a wide variety of disciplines. Tutors can assist in understanding concepts, recommending study techniques, checking comprehension, and providing encouragement.

Walk-in Lab:

Program participants have the privilege of using computers reserved for their use. State-of-the-art computers, Internet access, and a wide range of software options are all available to SSS students in the Lab. Type a paper, do some research, study, or simply mingle with other SSS students.

Cultural Enrichment Activities:

We offer cultural activities and free social events throughout the year to enhance the students' experience and awareness of the cultural richness in the region. These activities are designed to bring students and the general campus community together informally.

Additional resources for students:

MSU-Northern Financial Aid Office