Counseling and support services are designed to help all students develop academic and personal skills in order to succeed in college. Support services are available for students who are low income, academically under prepared, displaced homemakers, and/or returning older nontraditional students. Individual and/or group counseling is provided by appointment or walk-in in the following areas:
- Admissions: to assist prospective students with admissions procedures.
- Academic: to help students be successful in their coursework through awareness of learning and study strategies, academic rules and regulations, educational options, and transfer procedures.
- Career: to help students in determining career choices by using interest inventories and computerized information about training, educational requirements and career opportunities.
- Financial Aid: to assist students in the application process for financial aid and scholarships and to counsel students on financial aid probation, suspension, or termination.
- Personal: to help students achieve positive relationships with self and others to facilitate the advancement of educational and career goals.
- Job Search: to help students learn job search skills, including resume writing, interviewing, and locating employment on- and off-campus.
In addition to responding to student requests for assistance, the Counseling and Support Services staff reach out to students with special needs through a cooperative arrangement with faculty. For example, students who are observed early in the semester to be having difficulty in a course may be referred to Counseling and Support Services for counseling.
Also, students on academic warning, probation, or readmission after academic dismissal receive letters encouraging them to seek counseling assistance in order to identify and correct problem areas to promote college success.