Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) aim to increase the academic potential of participants and are provided at no cost to eligible students. The goal of SSS-Classic and SSS-STEM is to increase retention and graduation rates of college students who demonstrate academic need and who are either first-generation, and/or low income, and/or have a documented disability. This goal is based upon the belief that all students, regardless of age, family background, learning style, or presence of a disability, should have equal opportunity to reach their full personal, academic and career potential.
Get Help Every Step of the Way
To be eligible for acceptance and qualify for the free services offered through SSS-Classic and SSS-STEM, students must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, demonstrate academic need, and meet at least one of the following:
- Are a first-generation college student and/or
- Demonstrate financial need (or low income status) and/or,
- Have a documented disability, including LD and/or ADD with documentation on file in the Office of Disability Services
Additional requirement for SSS-STEM: major or minor in a STEM discipline
How to Apply?
Program information is available in the Student Support Services office, located in 145 Sparks Hall. Potential participants must complete necessary paperwork to be consider for acceptance. Once the paperwork is completed, the student must schedule an intake/assessment appointment with a Student Support Services staff member. After the intake/assessment appointment, applicants will be notified within one to two weeks regarding program acceptance.
The purpose of the Student Support Services program is to help students throughout their college career by providing them the necessary tools and resources needed for degree completion. Since the program can only serve a limited number of participants, it is very important that, once accepted, participants utilize every possible service offered.
Atlanta, Dunwoody, Clarkston, Decatur
Individual and Group Tutoring
Individualized tutoring sessions in multiple subject areas are offered to all of our participants. Student Support Services have a great team of dedicated and personable tutors who strive to help each student excel academically. Group tutoring sessions are also available upon request.
Student Support Services monitor our students’ progress as they matriculate through their academic studies. Individual academic assessments are a key feature of this program in which each student is given individual advisement specific to their major and career aspirations.
Community Service Learning Projects
Student Support Services encourage students to contribute to Georgia State and the greater Atlanta area through active volunteer programs. Our students serve as tutors and role models for younger students in the Atlanta area.
Financial Aid Assistance
Grant aid opportunities are available to eligible students. Furthermore, Student Support Services actively inform students about other financial resources, including scholarships and fellowships for which they may be eligible.
Student Support Services workshops are academically and culturally enriching. During our workshops, students learn how to become viable candidates for graduate programs as well as the work force.
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.
Computer Lab with Free Printing & Scanning
Students have access to a computer lab with printing, copying and scanning services.