What to expect in Student Support Services as a First-year student
Apply to SSS Accordion Closed
The first step to joining Student Support Services is completing the application. The priority date for Fall 2022 is August 2nd: www.nau.edu/sssapplication
Two to four weeks after submitting your application, you will receive communication from SSS Staff with information regarding your eligibility and admission to the program. You will then complete an intake appointment and be paired with a Peer Mentor.
Peer Mentoring Accordion Closed
As an SSS student, a peer mentor will work with you throughout your first year. Peer Mentors are undergraduate students who are familiar with the academic and social rigors of college life. They are knowledgeable about resources on campus and are skilled in navigating the campus climate. Get to know the SSS Peer Mentors.
Peer Mentors provide support in the areas of:
- Transitioning to college
- Class selection and career and academic opportunities
- Personal guidance
You will meet with your Peer Mentor at least 3 times per semester.
Workshops and Group Gatherings Accordion Closed
SSS students benefit from peer-led workshops on a variety of topics:
- Time management
- Study skills
- Paying for college
- Budgeting and finance
- Getting involved on campus
- Campus resources
- Career development workshops
Your Peer Mentor will lead a group of students at least twice during the semester for workshops and social events. The group gatherings focus largely on self-development and group interaction. Getting together with the same small group creates a small community within the program.
Guidance from Professional Staff Accordion Closed
You will meet with a professional staff member one to two times per semester. The staff members are well versed in the challenges that first-year SSS students face. You’ll get a chance to review grades, address any financial issues, and strategize on how to have a successful first year at NAU.
Additional Services Accordion Closed
Aside from the other great aspects of the program listed above, you will also have the opportunity to receive additional services:
- Access to weekly academic tutoring through the Academic Success Centers
- Access to a Learning Specialist for specialized study skills instruction
- Professional counseling through NAU’s Counseling Services
- Financial literacy module to gain knowledge in finances
- The opportunity for a grant each semester to help pay for college