Welcome to Metropolitan State University. Our TRIO Program is designed for undergraduate, degree-seeking students.

TRIO Priorities: Our TRIO program has established certain priorities for eligible students to be accepted into the program. Eligible students include those who:

  • Were previously in a TRIO Program at another institution (SSS, Upward Bound, EOC)
  • Are new to the college experience or have limited previous college experience (typically 0-16 credit freshmen)
  • Are returning to college after being away for more than five years
  • Have disabilities

Opportunities for Students Continuing College (New Transfer Students)
The TRIO-Student Support Services program encourages students who are transferring to Metropolitan State University from other TRIO Programs to continue the TRIO pipeline and to complete your academic goals.

Opportunities for Students New to College (New Freshmen)
New freshmen are welcomed to our TRIO-Student Support Services program. Join us in the following opportunities: 

  • Summer Bridge Program: Eligible students are able to take college credit for free during the summer to prepare to start their college journey in the Fall semester.
  • TRIO STARTright Learning Community for New Freshmen: A community designed to provide a block of courses and college support to ensure college success for new freshmen.