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TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO/SSS) is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the US Department of Education. TRIO programs were designed to cultivate educational access for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education nationally. OHIO's TRIO/SSS called the College Achievement Program (CAP) provides opportunities for academic development & intellectual growth, assists students with OHIO's graduation requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of one's undergraduate degree. CAP is housed in the Academic Achievement Center in Alden Library.



Eligibility for CAP is determined according to a Two Tier system. Students must satisfy both tiers to be eligible for CAP.

Tier 1: Does the student have an academic need?

This is defined as:

  • Having an ACT composite score less than or equal to 22* or
  • Having a SAT combined (math + verbal) score less than 1090 or
  • High School GPA below a 3.0 or
  • ACT Reading or Math score below 19


Tier 2: To satisfy this requirement, a student must at least one of the following criteria:


If you are interested in participating in the program and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete the 2018- 2019 application. Space is limited therefore; service and support opportunities are exclusive for participating TRIO students only.

For more information regarding CAP, please visit us at Alden Library 230 or call 740-593-2644.

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