Academic Achievement Programs
What is the Academic Achievement Program?
In 1978, The Academic Achievement Program was established at Coe College to promote academic excellence, personal development and retention of college students who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education because of family educational background, income, or disability.
The Academic Achievement Program is funded by a Federal TRIO Grant (SSS) under the US Department of Education. Over 950 such programs exist at colleges and universities across the United States.
The TRIO Program at Coe College is funded to serve 210 students. Selection is based on academic merit. To enroll, use the online application (PDF will be posted soon) or contact the Academic Achievement Office.
Eligibility for TRIO is determined by federal regulations. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be a first generation college student (neither parent has graduated from a four year college or university)
- Meet federal low family income guidelines
- Have a verifiable physical or learning disability
What Services are Provided by the Academic Achievement Program?
The Academic Achievement Program offers a wide variety of services. These services range from academic assistance and career planning to scholarships and travel opportunities. Students may take advantage of whatever services apply to their situation. The Academic Achievement Program takes a very individualized approach to meeting the needs of students.
What Resources and Equipment are available to students in the Academic Achievement Program?
- Seven computers with network printing to HP LaserJet
- Color Printer
- DVD Player
- Flat screen TV
- Facsimile machine
- Xerox machine
- Digital camera
- Video camera