Freshman Orientation Instruction
Incoming freshmen who have pre-applied to the SSS program and are eligible to participate, have the option of enrolling in a freshman orientation leadership section (ALU 122) that is instructed by a SSS Academic Advisor. The pre-application and enrollment in a SSS ALU 122 freshman section begins a student's participation and eligibility for services that may include one or more of the SSS financial aid programs.
Academic and Personal Advising
Participants can receive academic advising assistance from SSS their freshman through senior years in college. If participants are undecided about a major, SSS can serve as the student's primary advisor until the student chooses a major. The SSS program provides a very good network for students to receive personal advising. If warranted, SSS will guide students to other student counseling services on- and off-campus.
Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Awareness
The SSS program works closely with University of Mary’s Financial Assistance and Student Accounts offices. SSS staff helps eligible students better understand the financial aid application and billing processes and provides financial literacy and awareness information for participants.
Early Pre-registration Submission
Each semester, students participating in SSS can receive pre-registration assistance from SSS advisors. The advisors also help students understand the requirements of their particular major and academic school. SSS participants are allowed to submit their pre-registration forms early to ensure they get the classes that they need.
Career Advising and Referral
The SSS program provides basic career guidance and testing to help students clarify their career goals and chosen major. The SSS program also cooperatively assists students by referring them to the University of Mary's Career Services office for specialized guidance.
Graduate School Application Assistance
The SSS program provides all active and inactive participants with application information for graduate school. The SSS program will also help interested students to access University of Mary library resources that provide computerized GRE and GMAT practice testing and instruction.