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Student Support Services (TRiO) :: Eligibility

Elibility and Student Commitments

Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education guidelines. To qualify you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a low-income and/or first generation student
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be enrolled in 9 or more units at VVC
  • Have a need for academic support

Upon acceptance into the program, all SSS applicants sign the SSS Student Responsibility Agreement. This agreement is a contract between the participant and the program. Listed below are some of the mandatory commitments for all SSS students to be in good standing and remain a program participant:

  • Attend classes regularly, strive to achieve your best GPA possible and be in good academic standing at Victor Valley College
  • A minimum of 2 contacts with the SSS counselor or other VVC counselor (EOPS, DSPS, Generalist) each semester to review academic progress
  • Attendance and Participation in at least 2 SSS program sponsored activities (workshops, campus visits, cultural event) during the academic year
  • Follow the Educational Program Plan agreed upon by you and your counselor to ensure timely completion of your VVC educational goals
  • Arrive on time and be prepared for scheduled SSS tutoring and/or counseling sessions and call the office if you are unable to keep your appointment
  • Communicate any educational, social or personal problems that may hinder your academic progress to your SSS counselor or director
  • Demonstrate continued academic progress and successfully complete your academic goal(s) at Victor Valley College.