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Student Success & Support Program

The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) is both a program and a process designed to support and encourage student success.

The purpose of the Student Success and Support Program process at Porterville College is to increase success through:

Assessment provides students with guidance on appropriate placement in English and Mathematics courses. The goal of Assessment is to ensure that students start at the level of English and Mathematics courses that they can successfully complete.

Orientation provides entering students with a brief overview of college policies, programs and services.

Every new student will be given the opportunity to meet with a counselor to develop their Student Education Plan (SEP). New students will develop an abbreviated SEP. The abbreviated plan will provide the student with a list of courses that they can take in their first two semesters at Porterville College. Students will return to the Counseling Center in their first or second semester to meet with a counselor to develop their comprehensive SEP. The comprehensive SEP will be based on the educational goal of the student and will outline all the courses necessary for the student to meet their specific goal.

Porterville College is committed to supporting the success of every student at the college. Through programs such as Early Alert, faculty will identify students who are struggling. Staff at the Counseling Center will then provide the necessary resources and support services within the college and the community to assist them.


The Student Success Act of 2012, which provides the legislative guidelines for the creation of the Student Success and Support Program, requires that all entering students complete orientation, assessment and a Student Education Plan (SEP) in order to receive priority registration. Students who choose not to participate or fail to complete any of these steps will not be allowed to register until “open registration.” For more information and the full report, please visit the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website at SB1456 Student Success Act Of 2012.
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