Academic Services & Programs

Learning Connections

The Student Support Services (SSS) Connections are offered every fall. The SSS learning communities link the freshmen Introduction to Higher Education course (ORIE 101) with the student's choice of academic class. Students can choose from sociology (SOCI 100) or psychology (PSYC 150).

We have teamed up with an instructor from each of these departments to offer an orientation class that is linked to a particular content area. We offer study groups, review sessions, and help in these areas to make the student's first semester at FSU a successful endeavor.

All freshmen must enroll in orientation. Connecting the orientation course with an academic course is a fantastic way to help students in their first semester. So, whether you choose sociology or psychology, you will be guaranteed to have help along the way. It is an excellent program with very good success rates.

Class size is limited. Please contact us if you are interested in our connections. We look forward to meeting you!

Semester Workshops

Each SSS participant is required to participate in at least one workshop each semester. The SSS Program encourages students to attend as many workshops as they would like. The workshops cover a wide array of topics, such as financial aid, student loans, personal finance, study skills, time management, internships, resumes and cover letters. Students can attend in person workshops or participate in online workshops through Canvas.

  Online Canvas Workshops  (accessible to program participants at any time)

  • Writing a Paper
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Note Taking
  • Textbook Reading
  • Learning Styles
  • Study Skills
  • Academic Success Skills
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Financial Literacy: Money Management
  • Financial Literacy: Understanding Credit

  Common In Person Workshops  (contact the SSS office for current schedule)

  • Public Speaking
  • Interview Skills
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Loans
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Financial Literacy
  • Academic Requirements

If you have an idea for a future workshop or to access the current workshop schedule, please contact us!


Professional Tutoring

We provide professional tutoring in many subjects. Program participants can schedule tutoring appointments online or by calling the office (301-687-4481). 

Courses commonly tutored include:

  • ACCT 211 (Financial Accounting)
  • CHEM 201/202 (General Chemistry I & II)
  • ECON 200 (Basic Economics)
  • ECON 201/202 (Macro and Micro Economics)
  • ENGL 101 (First Year Composition)
  • MATH 109 (Elements of Probability & Statistics)
  • MATH 118 (Algebra with Calculus for Business) 
  • MATH 119 (College Algebra)
  • PSYC 150 (General Psychology)
  • SOCI 100 (Intro to Sociology)
  • Writing papers for any course

Student Support Services also provides participants with access to Net Tutor, a professional online tutoring company. Net Tutor offers support in more than 150 subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day.

tutoring session


Activities & Events

We hold various events and activities on and off campus throughout each academic year. Yearly events include our Welcome Back Pizza Party and participation in TRIO Day. We also host graduate receptions twice a year and attend a cultural event or trip at least once per semester. All activities are designed to increase the sense of community within the SSS participants and to expose students to events they may otherwise not have been able to experience.

grad fair   cultural trip


133 Pullen Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.