Student Support Services

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Welcome to TRIO SSS at Cal!

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program serving first-generation, low-income, and disabled students. We are one of four Transfer Student Programs in the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) and work with transfer students from post-admission through graduation. As a TRIO SSS program participant, students benefit from support that is tailored, holistic, and individualized. A team of professional counseling staff and peer advocates work together to assist students with navigating the campus culture and exploring the many possibilities and opportunities that exist.

Throughout their time at UC Berkeley, students receive academic assessment and advising; guidance as they establish their individual study plans, aid in selecting their courses and creating academic achievement plans; tutoring and mentoring; regular one-on-one check-ins; and opportunities to participate in several SSS credit bearing courses. Students also have access to personal counseling, financial literacy courses, graduate school preparation, and career services.