In order to be active in TRiO, TRiO students are required to meet with a TRiO advisor at the beginning, middle, and end of each semester. These meetings generally take less than 20 minutes, unless you need more time. Depending on when you joined TRiO, your intake meeting will count as your first meeting. TRiO students are welcome to meet with a TRiO advisor more than just these three times. To schedule an appointment with a TRiO advisor, click here.Fifth week grade checks
After the first month of each semester, instructors provide TRiO advisors with feedback on how their students are performing in each class. Your TRiO advisor may ask you to schedule an advising meeting in order to discuss instructor feedback and help you make the most of the academic resources available to you.
If you are struggling to stay in school due to extenuating personal circumstances and/or academic challenges, you are encouraged to meet more frequently with your TRiO advisor.
TRiO advisors will work with you to help you determine your career path. We try and review your career plans at each advising meeting, but you are also welcome to come to us with specific concerns. TRiO advisors can direct you to career inventories and guide you as you determine your path. We will also work with you to utilize Career Cruising, a free online resource that assists in the process. TRiO tutors and advisors are available to review and discuss job applications, resumes, and cover letters.
If you plan to transfer to a four-year school and earn a bachelor's degree, TRiO is here to help. We try and review your transfer plans at each advising meeting, but you are also welcome to come to us with specific concerns. TRiO staff lead 2-4 college visits to Illinois schools each semester: at each college visit, students have the opportunity to meet with admissions advisors, hear from financial aid personnel, and take a tour of campus.