Student Support Services

Academic Services

Academic Advising

SSS provides academic advising and assistance with degree planning throughout the semester. SSS staff can help you with:

  • Degree requirements
  • Course selection
  • Registration for classes
  • Declaring and/or changing a major
  • Graduation application
  • Drop/Add


SSS provides FREE tutoring in selected math, science and English courses on both the Shoals and Phil Campbell campuses. A detailed schedule will be provided to our students each semester. SSS may refer a student to the Math or English Lab when SSS tutoring sessions do not meet the student's needs.

SSS Computer Lab

SSS participants have access to the SSS Computer Lab on the Shoals and Phil Campbell campuses. Computers in this lab may be used on a first-come, first-served basis and for academic purposes only. Visit the SSS office on either campus to learn about lab availability.

Transfer Services

Transfer Advising

SSS offers individualized transfer assistance by appointment. Transfer Workshops are also offered each semester. Schedules of Transfer Workshops will be made available at the beginning of each semester in the SSS offices and on the SSS Moodle Help Center website.

SSS advisors are available to help with application assistance, STARS articulation agreements, and transferability of courses.

Campus Visits

SSS sponsors trips to the University of North Alabama, Athens State University and UAH. On these trips, SSS staff will accompany students to the campuses, where UNA, Athens State and UAH staff will provide a comprehensive overview of each college. SSS advisors can assist students with making arrangements to visit other campuses across the state.

Career Services

Career and Interest Inventories

Having trouble deciding what you want to be when you grow up? SSS offers the Myers-Brigg Interest Inventory and the Self-Directed Search to help students explore and identify career options. These inventories are given several times a year in a workshop setting, or students may call the office to make a private appointment.

Making Your Mark Curriculum

SSS offers assistance in college and career success with the Making Your Mark curriculum. The Making Your Mark Workbook is designed to help students be successful in college and in the workplace.

Start now to develop skills and a career vision to help you succeed in your career. Topics include:

  • Employability Skills
  • High Performance Change and Career Vision
  • Time Management for Working Students
  • Career vs. Jobs

Financial Aid Services

Financial Aid Information and Assistance

SSS offers several ways to help you offset the cost of obtaining a college degree. SSS provides workshops on obtaining scholarships and applying for financial aid. The SSS Moodle Help Center website provides a list of colleges and universities (with links to their websites) that offer scholarships. SSS staff will also help with specific scholarship and FAFSA financial aid application processes.

Financial Aid Workshops

Workshops on completing the FAFSA will be offered in the Spring semester.

Personal Economic Literacy

Completing your college degree can be expensive. Learning how to budget your finances is just as important as learning to budget your time. SSS offers information and workshops on personal economic literacy. Topics include ways to improve your credit score, using credit wisely, and staying within a budget.

Textbook and Calculator Loan Programs

SSS has a limited supply of textbooks (some current, some old editions) that may be checked out by participants each semester. Participants who attend SSS tutoring sessions can also check out calculators on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to one semester.

SSS Supplemental Grant Aid

SSS offers a limited number of supplemental financial grants each summer semester. Supplemental grant aid is designed to help reduce a student's unmet financial need.

Personal Development Workshops

Cultural Enrichment Activities

SSS provides tickets to the Toyland production on the Phil Campbell campus for participants. Participants should check the SSS Moodle Help Center website for information on current and future offerings.