How to Apply
TRIO SSS is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.
What it means to be a TRIO SSS student
Success coaching with TRIO SSS is very holistic in nature and covers a variety of topics including academic skill-building, academic probation support, career planning, graduate/professional school preparation, FAFSA filing assistance, personal financial literacy and college financing options, health and well-being, leadership development, and TRIO course enrollment. As coaches, we are here to help. If students don’t know where to go with questions, TRIO SSS staff are the perfect place to start! Participants meet with a TRIO SSS coach at least once per semester.
All TRIO SSS participants are expected to enroll in a one-semester hour course each semester called Steps to Success for TRIO. The classes are taught by TRIO SSS staff and have smaller enrollment numbers (max. 20). We focus on building community while addressing topics such as:
- Academic skill-building
- Career exploration and professional development
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Financial literacy and financial aid
- Life skills/issues
TRIO SSS offers individual and small group tutoring for a variety of courses at the University of Iowa. Students can request a tutor for as many courses as they would like each semester and, subject to availability, will be matched with a tutor. Once matched, students meet with their tutor for one hour per week per course. The courses offered are typically common introductory courses, such as chemistry, biology, math, Spanish, economics, and psychology (and many others).
Students can submit a tutor request form here.
Academic Resource Center (Supplemental Instruction)
WRAC (Women's Resource and Action Center)
National TRIO Resources
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE (link is external))