Student SErvices :: REACH

Academic Advising & Planning

Students in the REACH / Student Support Services program will receive personal academic advising and planning. Our counselors will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your career and life goals and develop a plan for your academic program, graduation, and/or transfer.

Career Exploration

Our philosophy in the REACH program is that if you know your career track and your goals, you will be more successful in your program of studies. However, if you do not know, we have the expertise to assist you in finding a career that is a good match for your personality and talents. We will be happy to help you in determining the correct path for you.

Transfer Assistance

Transferring is a process, not a single act of enrolling in a four-year college or university. There are many factors involved in choosing a transfer institution: location, campus personality, majors offered, academic reputation, selectivity, and cost. Start meeting with the Transfer Specialist in REACH/Student Support Services early to discuss your transfer options and narrow down your choice of schools. The courses you take at VWCC will depend on your transfer plans. Plan to apply to least three schools; be aware of deadlines. Work with the Transfer Specialist to polish your applications, write personal statements, and apply for Financial Aid. Prepare yourself mentally for the transition from VWCC to your new school by learning how to combat "transfer shock". The confidence of knowing you've made informed decisions will move you steadily toward your Bachelor's degree.

Workshops

Throughout the academic year, REACH-SSS staff will offer workshops on academic skill building, time management, study skills, social skills, etc. to meet the needs of today's students. These topics may also be continued or worked on separately with your REACH counselor. Please contact our main office at 857-7286 to learn when workshops are being offered.

Financial Aid Advising

Our counselors will work with each student individually to help them maneuver the intricacies of financial aid. We can help you with filling out forms, organizing financial documents to apply online, getting pin numbers, etc. Contact your assigned REACH counselor for assistance.

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