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TRiO Program - Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to the TRiO Student Support Services Program. We are currently accepting applicants for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Please download the application (pdf) then print out and submit your completed application and a copy of the 2010 US Income Tax (1040EZ/1040A/1040 form) for you and your parents to:

Manuel Bersamin, Director
TRiO Student Support Services
Hartnell College, College Annex, Room 113
411 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901

Interview Process

(1) Upon the receipt of these two documents, (1) TRiO Application and (2) a copy of you and your parent’s US Income tax for 2010, you will then be scheduled for an 45 minute interview with the TRiO director. During this interview, the TRiO director learns if you qualify for the TRiO Program and can ascertain your academic needs. During the interview, the TRiO director can also inform you of the requirements that you must fulfill if you are admitted into the TRiO Program such as mandatory tutoring sessions with the TRiO Program tutors.

Once the interview with the TRiO director is completed, you will be informed (through email/phone) of whether you have been accepted or not accepted into the TRiO program.

Admission and Orientation Process

Once the director has made the decision to accept you into the TRiO Student Support Services Program, you will make an appointment to see a Student Support Services Program counselor for an new student orientation into the TRiO Student Support Services Program.

The TRiO Student Support Services Program counselor will assist you with filling out our required paperwork, including a rigorous student contract! The counselors informally interview you to get to know you and your educational goals. The counselor will assist you in the preparation of your initial educational plan and set up appointments for you to attend the required TRiO Student Support Services Program workshops, which include the Educational Planning Workshop, the Career Planning Workshop, the Financial Literacy Workshop, and the Financial Aid and Scholarships workshop.

The TRiO counselors will also inform you on how you can earn the right to qualify for TRiO student Priority Registration, free fieldtrips to state universities, free cultural events and other great opportunities.