As a means of facilitating student success, REACH/Student Support Services makes
the following commitments to program participants:
- To provide accurate, timely, and consistent academic advising and priority registration.
- To provide educational, vocational, and limited short-term personal counseling.
- To provide free one-on-one tutoring in up to two classes per semester in most academic subjects. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- To provide instruction in academic skill building and learning strategies.
- To provide assistance in transferring to four-year colleges/universities.
- To provide assistance in obtaining financial aid at VWCC and transfer institutions.
- To provide culturally enriching field trips and extracurricular activities, as funds permit.
- To serve as consultants to members of the student's significant social group (parents, siblings, other
family members), when appropriate.
- To provide appropriate referrals to other College offices/personnel as well as to local community agencies.
- To assist College faculty and staff to understand, communicate with, and to relate positively to the student.
- To facilitate and/or provide in a timely manner appropriate accommodations based on professional documentation
of a disability, where applicable.
It should be understood that if any student selected for participation in the REACH/Student
Support Services program fails to honor the responsibilities outlined below, any or all services or privileges
available to that student through REACH/Student Support Services may be withdrawn and
For optimum academic success, program participants are expected to:
- Attend all classes, be on time, and complete all assignments regularly. Discuss extenuating circumstances with your instructor and let REACH / Student Support Services know if you need assistance.
- Work vigorously and continuously in the pursuit of your personal, academic, and career goals.
- Actively participate in REACH / Student Support Services.
- Consult with your REACH / Student Support Services Counselor or Advisor each semester prior to registration.
- Seek advising assistance on appropriate courses and course load
- Register for classes through your REACH / Student Support Services counselor/advisor TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PRIORITY REGISTRATION
- Keep scheduled appointments.
- Attend REACH / Student Support Services workshops, as appropriate.
- Request and commit to tutoring services when needed.
- Demonstrate progress in a curriculum toward a degree. (Excessive withdrawals or failures resulting in continued poor academic standing may indicate lack of progress.)
- Meet with your REACH / Student Support Services Counselor/Advisor to discuss strategies when academic difficulties arise.
- Complete and return required paperwork/forms in a timely manner.
- Tutor requests
- Financial Aid applications, if applicable
- Accommodation requests, if applicable
- Graduation applications
- REACH / Student Support Services surveys and evaluations
- Other academic forms, as needed
- Utilize career and transfer resources and services available in REACH / Student Support Services, as needed.
- Keep informed about important dates/deadlines by checking the College Academic Calendar regularly. (Available in the College Catalog, Schedule of Classes, in REACH / Student Support Services, and bulletin boards across campus.)
- Read the REACH / Student Support Services newsletter when it arrives in the mail, noting important dates and opportunities offered through REACH / Student Support Services.
- Respond to all written and oral communications from the REACH / Student Support Services staff in accordance with established deadlines.
- Request appropriate services and bring any problems or concerns you may have to the attention of your REACH / Student Support Services Counselor or Advisor. Let us help.