Student Support Services


Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO program for current or incoming undergraduate university students who are seeking their first bachelor's degree and need academic assistance and other services to be successful at the University

Funded by a federal grant to the University, the project provides advising, instruction, tutoring and informational workshops for eligible students


Congratulations to TRIO students who have done an exceptionally fine job this year!

Summer tutoring is available! 


The TRIO-SSS offers advising on a large array of topics including:

  • Course Selection and Enrollment
  • Freshman Mandatory Advising
  • CIS navigation
  • Using the Degree Audit
  • Information on Career and Majors
  • Financial Aid and Financial Literacy information
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Campus Resources
  • University Policy and Procedures
  • Peer Mentoring


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Set up an Advising Appointment


The TRIO-SSS program offers sections of introductory level college mathematics, writing and study skills courses open only to students who are enrolled at the University of Utah and have been accepted into the SSS program. These classes may accommodate up to 25 students. Our current offerings are in Math and Writing.

Math 980 (Algebra for College Success)

This course includes algebra topics such as: linear equations; graphing; systems of linear equations; linear inequalities and absolute value; exponential and logarithmic functions.This course is 4 hours equivalent credit. Equivalent hours are only used to determine students eligibility for financial aid and in determining students part-time/full-time status. Course must be taken during your first 30 hours of coursework to qualify for federal financial aid.  Check with Financial Aid to determine eligibility.  Math ACT Score of 14-17 is strongly recommended for this course. Registration note: to add a noncredit class, you must first select "Add a Non-Credit Career to my Record" from the "Student Records" box on your Student Tab. This will be taught beginning Fall 2017.

Math 1010 (Intermediate Algebra)

Rapid review of elementary algebra; linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations; exponents, radicals, complex numbers, exponentials, logarithms;  solving polynomial, rational, radical exponential and logarithmic equations; applications throughout these topics. Prerequisites: "C" or better in MATH 990 OR Accuplacer EA score of 54 or better OR ACT Math score of 18 or better OR SAT Math score of 430 or better.This course prepares you for the Gen Ed QA credit, Math 1050, 1090 & 2015.

Writing 1010

This course is intended for students who received a UWP or Writing index score of 1. Students learn to read and write rhetorically, develop and support claims, and produce and evaluate writing in collaboration with peers. Course readings and assignments emphasize writing for diverse purposes and disciplines. This course prepares you for the Gen Ed WR2 requirement, Writing 2010. This course will only be taught in the fall semester and will begin Fall 2017.

Sign up for TRIO-SSS Classes


TRIO offers workshops throughout the year on topics such as adjusting to college, study skills, time management, campus resources, information on financial aid and literacy, writing a research paper, resume writing, graduate school planning and many more topics. Attending workshops is also a requirement for those students receiving an SSS participation grant.



TRIO provides drop-in tutoring services free to project participants. Tutors provide assistance in writing, math, and introductory level general education courses. Tutors may offer assistance in other areas depending on their expertise. Students enrolled in TRIO classes are expected to take advantage of this service.


Participation Grants

TRIO offers a limited number of participation grants annually to interested students who qualify. Announcements with eligibility requirements and directions to complete begin prior to the fall semester. Applications are now open!

Participation Grants

To Apply

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For more information , please contact Student Support Services at:
TRIO Programs
1901 E. South Campus Drive, Room 2075
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9356
Phone: 801-581-7188, FAX: (801) 581-4325

TRIO Partners

Academic Advising Center  Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA)  Center for Disability & Access  Personal Money Management Center (PMMC)  University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid  Center for Student Wellness  Homeless Student Resources (ASUU)

Last Updated: 10/13/17