Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Eligibility Requirements

1) To qualify for the Program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Show academic need by being placed into, or enrolled in, at least one of the following classes:
    • RD 90 or RD 115
    • WR 90 or WR 115
    • MTH 20, MTH 60, MTH 65, MTH 70 or MTH 95
    • ESOL 260, ESOL 262 or ESOL 264
  • Take at least 9 credits each term
  • Be able to attend at least 50% of your classes at the Cascade Campus
  • Be in good academic and financial aid standing
  • Complete at least one term of 9+ credits at PCC successfully before admission into the Program
  • Be able to commit to the Program for at least one year

2) And you must meet at least 1 of the following:

Priority will be given to students who meet both the low-income and first generation college student qualifiers.

1. Low Income:
Be low income according to the Federal TRIO Programs Annual Low Income Levels.
2. First generation college student:
This means when you were growing up, the parent(s) you lived with had not graduated from a four-year college or university
3. Student with a documented disability:
Be registered with PCC Disability Services


  1. Review the eligibility requirements.
  2. Apply online for the TRIO SSS Program at Cascade Campus

Sylvania ROOTS can be reached at 971-722-8195.