Counseling Student Support Programs

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Academic Success Kit (ASK)

Students are placed on academic probation when their GPA is less than a 2.0. An academic hold is then in effect, preventing students from registering for the next semester. Students will receive an email and a letter in their MyTMCC Communication Center informing them of their academic status.

To remove the hold, students must participate in a workshop that addresses self-reflection as the initial way to connect with the seriousness of being on probation. Onsite workshops are available at the beginning of a semester; students are encouraged to attend these so as not to miss their first available registration date.

Program components include: communication about being on probation, a holistic intervention designed to assess reasons for being on probation, mid-term progress reports, and follow-up services. The ASK program integrates cross-departmental collaboration by including various aspects of student services and academic areas.

If students do not participate in the onsite (in-person) workshops, then an online workshop will be posted and available after registration has begun for the following semester.

Contact us at 775-673-7060 to schedule your workshop.

ARISE (At-Risk to Independent, Successful and Empowered) Scholars Program

The ARISE program helps students with academic success plans and progress reports, Getting Ahead workshops and building community resources.


  • 18 to 24 years old
  • Degree-seeking
  • Attending college for the first time
  • Low income or former foster youth, justice-involved, single parent (pregnant or homeless)

Monetary Compensation

Students who successfully complete the 16-week program will be paid $10 per hour in a stipend. Workshops are two hours a week, totaling 32 hours, for a $320 scholarship. The program pays for EPY 101 course and required book.

For more information, please contact us.

Educational Partnership Program

To be eligible for the Educational Partnership Program, prospective applicants are intending to pursue a degree or certificate in a technical career field, qualify for a Pell Grant, and meet at least one of the following special population criteria:

Group Holding Gears

  • Non-traditional (specifically women)
  • Single parent
  • Displaced homemaker

Services and resources offered are academic advising, career assessment, counseling (personal and career), job search assistance, and referrals for campus and community resources.

To qualify, candidates must present appropriate documentation of special population status, attend an informational meeting, and meet the eligibility requirements. For more information, or to attend the info meeting please contact us.

Getting Ahead Graduation

Getting Ahead Program

The Getting Ahead Program is a 16-week workshop for students who may not have all of the financial and support resources they need to be successful.

The program meets once a week to discuss issues and strategies such as gaining stability, understanding what others expect of you, learning about available resources in our community and more, to get ahead in college, work and life.

Food and scholarships are included for qualified participants.


  • Enrolled at TMCC in at least six credits for the 2019 Fall Semester
  • Available on Wednesdays from 1–3 p.m. during the 2019 Fall Semester
  • Applied for the 2019-2020 FAFSA with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 0

Monetary Compensation

Students who successfully complete the 16-week program will be paid $10 per hour in a scholarship. Workshops are two hours a week, totaling 32 hours, for a $320 scholarship.

The Getting Ahead Curriculum

  • Involves rigorous work done in a safe learning environment with the support of experienced facilitators.
  • Enables participants, called "investigators" to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impacts poverty − banking, housing, jobs, transportation − providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
  • Guides investigators through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency.
  • Puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.

If you are interested in participating in Fall 2019 Getting Ahead workshop, please complete the form below.

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