Student Success and Support Program
What is the Student Success and Support Program?
The objective of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), also known as Matriculation, is to provide support to students while completing their educational goals.
Matriculation is defined by the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 as “a process that brings a college and a student into an agreement for the purpose of achieving the student’s educational goals and completing the student’s course of study.” The agreement involves the responsibilities of the college and the student. The Student Success and Support Program includes services to optimize students’ opportunities to foster academic success.
The college’s responsibility is to provide:
- Assessment before course registration
- Orientation services about the college’s programs and services
- Counseling and other education planning services, including student educational plans (SEP)
- Evaluation of the academic progress of and provision of support services to at risk students to include referrals to appropriate interventions
The student’s responsibility is to:
- Identify an education and career goal.
- Attend class and complete assigned coursework.
- Complete courses and maintain progress toward an educational goal and course of study identified in the SEP.
- Nonexempt first time students are required to:
- Take the English and math assessments to determine appropriate course placement.
- Complete an orientation activity provided by the college.
- Participate in counseling services and complete an abbreviated SEP (first semester plan) before first term of class.
- Complete a comprehensive SEP (multi-semester plan) after completing 15 degree applicable units or prior to the end of the third semester.
SSSP Exemption Criteria from Matriculation Activities
A student may be exempted from matriculation activities including orientation, assessment, counseling or advisement based on one or more of the following:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college
- Enrollment at the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in Title 5 section 55000 or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards
- Enrollment at the college as a special admit student pursuant to Education Code section 76001
An exemption form can be processed in the Counseling and Advisement Center. Documentation is required to verify the exemption criteria.