When you refer a student to Early Support, this gives the student an opportunity to meet with the trained, professional Success Advisor who can help make connections to the right resources when students need them.

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By proactively offering support and resources, the program aims to empower students to overcome challenges and thrive during their time at the college. This approach can have a positive impact on student well-being, retention, and academic achievement. Letting students know we genuinely care about their well-being and academic success is a great starting point to referring to the Success- Early Support program.


Purpose of the Program

The program is designed to assist students who may be facing challenges, issues, or concerns.

  • It is not a punitive measure but rather a proactive approach to provide necessary resources and support.
Proactive Approach
  • The program aims to address potential obstacles early on before they impact the student's progress or well-being.
  • It emphasizes prevention rather than waiting for problems to escalate.
Non-Judgmental Support
  • Students are assured that seeking help through the Early Support program does not imply any wrongdoing or trouble.
  • The program offers a confidential and caring space for students to discuss academic or personal concerns openly.
Acknowledging College Life Challenges
  • The program recognizes that college life can present various hurdles for students.
  • It acknowledges that encountering difficulties is a natural part of the college experience.
Holistic Support
  • Early Support addresses both academic and personal concerns, considering the whole well-being of the student.
Caring Environment
  • The program demonstrates genuine concern for students' well-being and academic success.
  • It seeks to foster a supportive and compassionate environment for students.
Resource Connection
  • Early Support connects students with appropriate resources to help them navigate their challenges effectively.
  • This may include academic resources, counseling services, peer support, or other relevant support services.
  • Students can trust that their discussions within the Early Support program will remain confidential.
How to talk to students about Early Support:

Early Support is a program designed to support students like yourself who may be facing challenges, issues, or concerns. It is not meant to imply that you are in trouble or have done anything wrong. On the contrary, it is a proactive measure to ensure that you have access to the necessary resources and support to thrive during your time at our institution.

We understand that college life can present various hurdles, and it's natural to sometimes encounter difficulties along the way. Early Support aims to address these challenges early on, so they don't hold back your progress or well-being. It is a confidential and caring space where you can discuss any academic or personal concerns you may be experiencing.

We genuinely care about your well-being and academic success, and that's why we want to make sure you're aware of this additional support available to you. Our goal is to assist you in navigating obstacles and connect you with the appropriate resources that can help you overcome them.

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