Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Make TRIO part of your journey to academic success!

TRIO SSS provides

  • Personalized academic advising
  • 7 free transferable College Success & Career Guidance (CG) credits
    • CG 111B Study Skills
    • CG/WR 105 College Writing for Scholarships
    • CG 114 Financial Survival
  • Connections to resources
  • Math and writing tutoring
  • Financial aid advising and advocacy
  • Scholarship search assistance & workshops
  • Peer mentor opportunities
  • Assistance with university transfer process
  • Local university visits and tours
  • Referrals to college counseling and disability services
  • Connections to campus cultural events & student activities
  • Volunteer resources

Eligibility for admission to TRIO SSS

Meet at least one of three federal guidelines:

  • Low-Income (eligible for federal financial aid)
  • First-Generation (your parent/guardian did not graduate from a four-year school)
  • Have a documented disability (receiving accommodations through PCC Disability Services)

Meet all six academic guidelines prior to admission:

  1. Place into, be enrolled in, or still need to take at least one of the following classes:
    • Reading 90 or 115
    • Writing 90 or 115
    • Math 20 – 98
    • ESOL 260 – 264
  2. Successfully complete 9+ credits at PCC, achieving at least a 2.0 GPA and Good Academic Standing
  3. Take at least 50% of your credits at Cascade Campus
  4. Plan to continue taking at least 9 credits each term (except summer)
  5. Commit to the TRIO program for at least one year
  6. Be working on your first college degree

Apply at an information session

Information sessions are held on Tuesdays at 1pm in the Cascade Orientation Center, SSB Room 206:

  • June 13
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22