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ACHIEVING SUCCESS

Achieving Success

In this section, you can find what you need to help you succeed in your classes at Del Mar. Support Services

There are six general types of support services that help you from beginning to end. The Division of Student Engagement and Retention provides essential information about the College, its policies, campus life, peer tutoring, career counseling, personal counseling, new student orientation and TRiO student support services and much, much more.

1. Student Success Center The Student Success Center (SSC) located in the St. Clair Building on the East Campus provides academic support for students who want assistance outside of the regular classroom. Housed in the SSC are Peer Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, laptop checkout program, computer lab, graphing calculators and a variety of student oriented workshops to promote retention and completion. Office hours: Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact the SSC office at (361) 698-2265 for additional information. West Campus Peer Tutoring Services are also provided as part of the Student Success Center. The Office is located in Emerging Technology Building, Room 114. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2. New Student Orientation The New Student Orientation program held prior to the beginning of each semester facilitates a successful academic and personal transition of new students and their families into the Del Mar College community. New Student Orientation is designed to help students: • Prepare for academic life at Del Mar College • Make new friends • Explore the campus and its resources • Learn about activities and campus life • Learn about relevant policies and regulations • Familiarize themselves (and their families) with the College experience New Student Orientation familiarizes prospective incoming and transfer students with essential information concerning College rules and regulations and student services and activities. Attendance is required, since pertinent information is shared which enhances and improves a student’s opportunity for success.

3. TRiO Student Support Services The TRiO Student Support Services Program, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, offers eligible students a variety of support services. Among the services are tutoring, financial aid information, mentoring, college transfer assistance, career exploration, assistance with goal setting and attainment and academic and social activities. The goal of TRiO is to assist you in your efforts to successfully accomplish your educational and career objectives. TRiO has two locations to include the St. 36

Del Mar College 2012-2013 Catalog  

2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas

Del Mar College 2012-2013 Catalog  

2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas

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