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TRIO/SSS Program Services & Resources

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TRIO/SSS Library of Student Brochures:

http://www.schoolshelf.com/985022-bay-mills

Services

  • Academic Professional and Peer Tutoring (in group settings or individual setting)
    Tutoring is offered in a variety of subject areas such as: Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, and Accounting.  Professional Tutors are experienced professionals currently working or have worked) in the field which they are tutoring.  Peer Tutors are typically students who have taken and successfully completed the class they're tutoring.  Peer tutors are also recommended to tutor the subject by BMCC's Department Chairs.  Professional Math and English Tutors are available every week each semester.  The available tutors, hours, and service locations will be posted in: TRIO/SSS Lab, Coach offices, and on BMCC TRIO Facebook page.
     
  • Counseling/Advisement and assistance in postsecondary course selection
    We offer one-on-one academic, personal, or career counseling to students. Our academic coaches are tailored to fit the individual needs of each student for academic and/or non-academic needs.  This can include such concerns as: test anxiety, test taking strategies, time management, and improving study skills. We also offer some personal or career counseling by Certified Career Coaches (Tenniel McLeod & Diane Sliger). This service is available to students for as long as they are enrolled at Bay Mills Community College and are participants in TRiO/Student Support Services.
     
  • Financial Aid (FAFSA) Assistance, Education, or Counseling for Financial and Economic Literacy
    Grant aid opportunities are available in the fall and spring semester to PELL eligible students in the TRIO/SSS program. Furthermore, SSS actively informs and assists students with completing FAFSA, university transfer trips, and university applications.  Financial and Economic Literacy is a critical service we offer.  Our team will provide each participant with valuable information to empower them on being financially prepared on how to pay for college and how (and when) to pay back student loans (if needed).  We are knowledgable with financial resources, assist with scholarship searches and application(s), and/or internship opportunities for which they may be eligible.
     
  • Assist students to apply for admission to 4-year programs 
    We offer one-on-one assistance with transferring from BMCC to the college or university you have chosen for continuation of your degree.  Many applications fees are waived if you have TRiO/SSS assist you with your application.  Please talk to your Academic Success Coach early to be eligible for acceptance especially into specific programs. 
     
  • Mentoring 
     
  • Career Exploration and Development

    Individualized action plans are created for each student based on their educational and career goals.  Students are provided with information to assist them during their academic journey by Certified Career Coaches.

  • Workshops, TRiOTalks Social Club, and Cultural Activities
    SSS workshops (available on Moodle), TRiO Talks Social Club, and cultural activities are offered throughout the academic year.  Workshops are always available online (via Moodle) and on-campus in the TRiO Lab. These workshops and activities cover a wide variety of topics which, in turn, help students in their academics as well as personal lives. Check the BMCC Events Calendar, TRiO/SSS Facebook Events Page, and on our TRiO bulletin boards for a complete list of upcoming workshops and activities.
  • Job Shadowing
     
  • Transfer trips to tour Michigan universities
    Our program services include transfer trips to Michigan univrsities and colleges each semester.  These trips are free for all TRiO participants.  Per Diem, hotel expenses, and any other additional group costs are covered by the program.    
     
  • Counseling Referrals
     
  • Computer Lab
    The TRIO Lab is reserved and available only to program participants. Students have internet access and a wide range of software to accommodate their academic needs. Students are also allowed free printing, copies, and some supplies per semester.
     
  • Learning Aids
    In our TRIO Lab there is a wide variety of study materials, learning aids, including calculators and some text books are available to all participants.  Please see our Administrative Assistant in the Lab for assistance with these items.   

 

 

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid: The online submission for your application for college financial aid.

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Federal Student Aid: The resource for federal student aid and information on loans.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

Luminosity: A web-based application that uses games to improve cognitive abilities. Provides information about memory, brain health and cognition. 

www.lumosity.com/

MyPlan: Helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers.

www.myplan.com/

College Board: An official college planning and preparation site with tools to help you succeed. 

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org

Khan Academy: An online source to helping students learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. 

www.khanacademy.org

Owl Purdue: An online writing resource to help with formatting and style guides for APA, MLA, and research papers.

www.owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/