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Programs for Academic Services and Success (PASS)

Programs for Academic Services and Success is a comprehensive College Wide Retention Services (CWRS) program that fosters academic achievement and persistence. PASS develops and implements programs, activities, and practices that enhance student success and retention. Focused efforts are designed to enhance success among at-risk students, especially those participating in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program. PASS is committed to fostering the academic and social development of students.

Goals

  • Identify and examine barriers to student success.
  • Design strategies that promote the academic and social integration of at-risk students into the college community.
  • Initiate assessment processes which assist in identifying affective skills of students.
  • Implement programming that provides at-risk students a broad range of activities that nurture growth and development.
  • Recommend college-wide policies and procedures that promote student success and persistence.

Services
 

Academic Advisement

Career Development

Counseling

Cultural Enrichment

 

Leadership Development

Pre-Freshman Summer Academy

Transfer Activities

Tutoring

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College Wide Retention Services (CWRS)

PASS strives to ensure that all students attending Mercer County Community College maintain good academic standing and continue to pursue their educational goals.

The Appeal process allows students who have not demonstrated sufficient academic progress an opportunity to improve through the services we provide.

     Leroy Wilkerson, Academic Counselor
     (609) 570 - 3426
     wilkersl@mccc.edu

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Educational Opportunity Fund

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a state funded program designed to increase access to higher education and to promote success for New Jersey residents who lack the financial and educational resources required for pursuit of post-secondary education.

The mission of Mercer's EOF program is to recruit students who, despite a background of historical poverty and poor academic preparation, exhibit the potential, motivation and desire to excel in a challenging and supportive educational environment. EOF will help those students develop skills and abilities that prepare them to persist toward associate degrees and/or certificates and to continue to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Moreover, EOF will encourage and help students to become leaders on campus and in their communities and to join the workforce as capable, productive citizens who contribute to our cultural diverse and technological world.

Services:
  • Assessment
  • Career Development
  • Counseling
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Grants
  • Leadership Development
  • Orientation
  • Pre-Freshman Summer Academy
  • Recruitment Outreach
  • Transfer Activities
  • Tutoring

If you would like to be considered for the EOF program, you must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid. To qualify for the program, the total gross income in your household cannot exceed particular levels, to determine if you qualify, contact us at weatherc@mccc.edu.

How Do I Apply?

Click here to download the application form to submit (pdf file).
Complete the form and send to the address below.

     Mercer County Community College
     Al-Lateef Farmer, Recruiter
     1200 Old Trenton Road
     West Windsor, NJ 08550
     (609) 570 - 3593
     farmera@mccc.edu

Applications can also be found in the EOF office, SC229, and in the admissions offices at WWC and JKC.

 
 
 

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