As a new student, we ask that you participate in orientation. This happens in one of two ways. Orientation is a part of our Summer Scholars program so if you are a Summer Scholar you will meet the Orientation requirement. If you join SSS during the academic year, SSS offers Orientation through our own AAA class which we encourage all new students to attend.

Orientation provides important information. Research shows this information can make the difference between successfully completing your college education and dropping out. Below are important questions which are addressed in Orientation:

  • Are you clear about your goals?
  • Do you believe you can be a successful student?
  • Do your beliefs help or hinder your success?
  • Do you accept responsibility for your actions?
  • Are you intrinsically or extrinsically motivated?