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Contact Information

Director, SSSP
Amy Lehman
Administrative Assistant, SSSP
Barbara Rigg
Location Building 100, room 103
Aptos Campus
Phone 831.477.3242
Fax 831.477.3213

Program Coordinator, Orientation Services
Alta Northcutt
Program Coordinator, Assessment
Anya Finke
Program Coordinator, Follow-up Services
Robin West

The Student Success & Support Program (SSSP) provides services that help you be more successful in college.

These services introduce you to the world of college through an online ORIENTATION; help place you in the correct math and English classes through ASSESSMENT; and help you identify a major, a career goal and how to get there the fastest way through an EDUCATION PLAN. SSSP also partners you with a counselor who can explain the confusion that college degrees, career certificates, and transfer can sometimes create. Everyone needs that!!?? No reason to go it alone. SSSP keeps you on track by working with other services and programs on campus to help you FINISH. (Completing these services also gives you PRIORITY REGISTRATION and that is a big deal!)

1. Orientation

The online orientation is required for all new, first-time Cabrillo students. The orientation should take around 45 minutes and has quizzes which you need to pass to receive credit. You can complete it anywhere/anytime, AS LONG AS IT IS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE ASSESSMENT TESTS. Take a screenshot or print a copy of the completion certificate so you get credit for completing it. (This moves you closer to priority registration. You just need two more of the three required services.)


2. Assessment (for Course Placement)

All first-time college students are required to take a placement test (assessment) in math, reading, ESL (if needed), and English before registering for those classes. The purpose is to provide you with information about your skills so that you can enroll in the correct classes. It's important to review your math skills before you take the assessment. You do not want to be placed in a class that's too low when you could have reviewed your math and been placed in a higher level class. Depending on which certificate, degree, or transfer major you are completing, there may be several math classes you need to take. Don't waste time and money. See a counselor for the correct classes for your goals.


3. Educational Planning / Counseling

"How long do I need to be at Cabrillo before I transfer or graduate?" That's what an education plan or "Ed Plan" will tell you. It lays out all the classes you need each semester and tells you details, such as when a particular class may be offered, so you don't make assumptions and get off track. An Ed Plan keeps you focused and shows your progress.


4. Follow-Up and Retention Services

Follow-Up and Retention Services are provided to help you problem-solve around obstacles you may be encountering in your life--- academic, interpersonal, emotional, financial, social or environmental. We are here to listen and connect you with services that support you. We are a partner in your college success.


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