TRIO Services

TRIO Services


Benefits of being a TRIO SSS student


Academic Advising
Our TRIO SSS Advisor works with you to select the classes that will apply to your chosen major. We advise you on which courses will both complete your degree requirements here at Sandburg and meet degree requirements at your chosen transfer college or university.


Transfer Assistance
We will help you explore the variety of options available to you and help you decide what transfer school best suits your goals. We also take campus visits so you can see firsthand what opportunities are available at the four-year colleges and universities.


Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance
Everyone needs help paying for college whether you receive financial aid or not. The TRIO SSS advisor can help explain the financial aid process and assist you in finding and obtaining scholarships.


Laptop & Equipment Lending
A laptop computer has become an essential classroom tool. TRIO SSS has laptop computers, calculators and digital voice recorders that can be checked out…for free!


Cultural Activities
Everyone needs a little break from studying to have fun, socialize with friends and enjoy the college experience. TRIO SSS students have attended the Circa 21 dinner theater in Rock Island, watched Broadway shows in Peoria and even traveled to Chicago and St. Louis for overnight trips.


Sometimes college courses are more difficult than you expect and it’s helpful to have a peer who has been through the course to help you understand the material. The TRIO SSS program can introduce you to our tutors in the Tutoring Center or find a peer tutor in other subject areas.


Study Skills
Many of us begin college without the proper study skills necessary to succeed in college level courses. The TRIO SSS program can provide the support and guidance on how to get organized and study more effectively and efficiently.