College success

Programs to provide enhanced retention services to Metropolitan State University undergraduate students who are first-generation, coming from limited income backgrounds and/or students with a disability.

TRIO Services Applications

Application for Services 
Learning Community for New Freshmen (STARTright)
Summer Bridge Program for New Freshmen

Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) offers structured and enhanced academic support to degree-seeking undergraduate students to stay in college and graduate. TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) are federally funded programs through the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO SSS targets degree-seeking undergraduates, who meet eligibility requirements and the acceptance into the program is based on priorities set up the Department and Metropolitan State University.

Our TRIO Student Support Services program has established certain priorities for eligible students who are first-generation and students coming from limited income backgrounds. TRIO students are committed to engage with the college experience, need to enhance their academic success, desire to complete their personal, professional and educational goals.

Selection Priorities

  • Previously in TRIO Program at another institution (SSS, Upward Bound, EOC)
  • New to the college experience or have limited previous college experience (typically 0-15 credit freshmen)
  • Returning to college after being away for more than five years
  • Students with disabilities

Program Services

  • Academic Advising and Academic Success Development
  • Career Exploration, Development and Readiness
  • Community Services and Community Building
  • Cultural Events and Activities
  • Financial Aid Checkpoint and Financial Literacy
  • Graduate School Visits and Preparation
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning Community for New Freshmen (STARTright)
  • Navigating the College System
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Peer Tutoring and Study Lab
  • Transfer School Transition
  • Summer Bridge Course - for new freshmen

 

CARE

Our TRIO Student Support Services-CARE program is designed for students with disabilities, especially who are also first-generation and students coming from limited income backgrounds. TRIO students are committed to engage with the college experience, need to enhance their academic success, desire to complete their personal, professional and educational goals.

Interested undergraduate students with disabilities will need to register with Center for Accessibility Resources (CAR).

Program and Supportive Services

  • Academic Advising and Academic Success Development
  • Career Exploration, Development and Readiness for students with disabilities
  • Community Services and Community Building
  • Cultural Events and Activities
  • Financial Aid Checkpoint and Financial Literacy
  • Graduate School Visits and Preparation
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning Community for New Freshmen (STARTright)
  • Navigating the College System
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Peer Tutoring and Study Lab
  • Transfer School Transition
  • Summer Bridge Course - for new freshmen