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SSS - Overview

Special Support Services (SSS)

Special Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO support program designed to maximize academic performance for UNCG students who are first-generation, from modest income backgrounds, or who have a disability, and who also demonstrate academic need for services. Services include writing and research instruction, graduate/professional school guidance, financial literacy instruction, and use of a learning lab. UNCG has retained this federally funded grant program since 1970.

The Goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

SSS Mission Statement

Special Support Services will help promote the academic success of students qualifying for services by providing support in academic skills, counseling, and tutoring. We seek to maximize student performance while creating strong and independent learners. Special Support Services implements its belief that all students can be successful given the proper assistance, and to define, recognize, and respect each student's individual abilities.

Want to join SSS?

You MUST apply to our program and receive confirmation of acceptance to take advantage of services in SSS. To qualify for SSS, you must:

  • be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year college degree) AND
  • come from a modest or low-income family (qualified for financial aid via FAFSA)


  • be currently registered with UNCG's Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS)

Returning to SSS this semester?
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If you do not qualify for SSS and are still seeking help, check out the Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs (TASP).

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