Frequently Asked Questions

Collage1. When does SSS accept applications?

Applications are accepted year-round; however, entrance into the program is competitive so you will want to submit a completed application early in the fall. Students who apply after the program is full will be placed on a waiting list until an opening becomes available.

2. If accepted, will I have to apply for SSS every year?

No. Once a student is selected for participation in the program, she/he does not reapply each year and will remain in the program until graduation from Crowder College.

3. How is documented financial need determined?

Financial need is based on guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Education. If you qualify for a Pell grant you usually meet the financial need guidelines.

Think Tank - Communications4. What is a “first-generation college student”?

A “first-generation college student” is a student/participant whose parents or legal guardians with whom they permanently reside have not completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.

5. Where are the SSS offices located?

The SSS offices and computer lab are located on the 2nd floor of Newton Hall on the main campus in Neosho, Missouri.

6. What will it cost me?

All SSS services are offered at no cost to participants. However, some cultural activities may require a deposit which will be refunded at the time of participation.

7. What is expected of me as a SSS participant?

SSS participants are expected to meet with a SSS Academic Coordinator each semester to complete your Personal Success Plan (your chance to set goals for each class) and see a SSS staff member at least one additional time during each semester. There are many opportunities offered each semester in which you will want to participate.

8. Can I receive tutoring even if I’m not in the SSS program?

Yes. Free tutoring is available to all Crowder College students. Stop by the SSS offices and get more information.

9. How can I be a tutor?

Just come by the SSS office and complete a tutor application. A tutor must have a B or greater in the courses they wish to tutor.

10. Does SSS have money for scholarships?

Yes, SSS can provide scholarships. These scholarships are available to active SSS participants and requires you to apply each year.

11. How will SSS services help me?

SSS provides comprehensive, one-to-one academic services in addition to other educational, cultural, and personal services. Our objective is to provide you with the services you need to become a successful, responsible college graduate. The more you participate in the SSS program, the more benefits you will receive.

12. What are SSS’s office hours?

SSS is open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm