TRiO Helps Students Overcome Barriers to Higher Education

TRiO Student Support Services is a counseling program for first generation and low-income students whose educational goal is to receive an Associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year university. TRiO can also support students interested in certificate programs. From workshops to transfer assistance, TRiO offers an array of support services, information, and motivation to its students.

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TRiO Eligibility

You must meet the following minimum qualifications to join TRiO:

  • first generation students (neither parent has obtained a four-year degree or higher) AND
  • low income* OR
  • documented disability

* TRiO can serve a small percentage of students who don't meet the low income requirement. Contact TRiO for more information.


All TRiO students are required to do the following as part of the program:

  • Meet with a TRiO counselor three times each semester
  • Follow a current My Academic Plan (MAP)
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Attend TRiO New Student Orientation
  • Attend one workshop
  • Complete financial literacy assignment

TRiOSSS Services

Priority Registration
Students will likely get the courses of their choice each semester by being allowed to register early.
Academic Counseling
Receive one-on-one counseling. Develop a student educational plan based on your major, and receive support for your academic needs.
Transfer Counseling
One-on-one counseling focused on transfer requirements and admission deadlines at the university level.
TRiO will support you with academic tutoring.
Financial Literacy
Maximize your finances so that you can achieve your academic and financial goals.
Campus Tours
Free field trips to four-year universities. Transportation and food included!
TRiO offers workshops that teach academic, financial and personal success.
Book Voucher
Students that complete their semester requirements will receive financial textbook help in the form of a book voucher in the Sierra College Bookstore.
Mentor Program
TRiO students gain extra guidance from faculty members through the Sierra College Mentor Program.
Technology Check Out
Students can check out laptops, scientific and graphing calculators for school use.
Multicultural Events
TRiO takes field trips to special off-campus events that are geared at broadening student’s perspectives on other cultures.
Connect with other students like you who want to be successful in college and in life.

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  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:00am - 5:00pm