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TRiO Student Responsibilities

All TRiO students must follow our Student Responsibility Contract to participate in the program.

  • Academic Counseling: Three counselor contacts are required for each semester.
  • Orientation: Attend a one time, mandatory new student orientation.
  • Education Plan: Complete and maintain a current four semester educational plan.
  • Midterm Progress Report: This form is sent to all TRiO students in the middle of the semester. Instructors need to complete the form. When completed, submit to the TRiO office.
  • Priority Registration: For each semester, TRiO students are given advanced dates to register for classes.

Other Considerations

  • New Students: New students must be full time (12 or more units). Students can be admitted and maintained in the program with less than full time status upon the TRiO Director's approval.
  • Academic Progress: TRiO students are expected to maintain a grade point average of “C” (2.0) or better.


Students who do not meet the responsibilities every semester will receive less services or be withdrawn from the program.
Once a student completes 70 degree applicable units or 6 consecutive semesters, they are no longer eligible for TRiO services.
High Unit Majors: Students will continue in the program beyond 70 units when their majors are: RN= 128.25 units; Engineering Technology=108 units;and  Engineering=98 units

Tips to Remain in Good Standing with TRiO:

  • Take advantage of any Student Services available on campus
  • Meet with your TRiO counselor at least twice per semester
  • Contact your TRiO Peer Advisor regularly
  • Attend the mandatory TUTORIAL sessions with the TRiO tutors.
  • Turn in your completed Progress Reports on time (Progress Report Forms can be downloaded from this web site.)
  • Let TRiO counselors know if there are any changes in your academic schedule
  • Follow the Hartnell College Academic Honor Code
  • Notify TRiO staff of address or phone number changes

We will work with you - Our goal is to make a college education accessible to students!