Trio Talent Search has coordinators in three area schools, including Trimble and Miller middle and high schools, as well as Tri-County Career Center. Services include but are not limited to the following:
- Assistance with academic support/tutoring
- Secondary course selection
- FAFSA completion
- College admission & test preparation
- Campus & career exploration visits
- Financial literacy
Funding for Trio staff and services is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Who do I contact to learn more about Accessibility Resources?
• Kristi Kozma - Coordinator of Disability Services | (740) 753-7104 • email@example.com
• Erin Bowald - Director of Academic Support & Disability Services | (740) 753-7103 • firstname.lastname@example.org
- I had an IEP or 504 plan in high school. Will I automatically receive accommodations at Hocking College?
No. Once you graduate from high school, your high school special education program and accommodations end. However, you may request accommodations at the college level. Please contact Accessibility Resources at (740) 753-7104 for more information.
- I’m not sure if I have a disability, but I am having difficulty in my classes. Can you help me?
Accessibility Services may be able to help you. Please call us at (740) 753-7104 to set up an appointment. We can discuss your difficulties and assist you in using our program or other campus and community resources.
- Do I have to register with Accessibility Resources if I have a disability?
Students with disabilities are not required to register with Accessibility Resources. However, students with disabilities are encouraged to meet with Accessibility Resources to discuss the need for accommodations. Even if students believes that they will not need accommodations, it may be to their advantage to discuss the options and arrange for approval for accommodations should they need them at a later time. However, the decision is with the student about whether or not to self-identify as a student with a disability.
- What documentation is required to qualify for accommodations?
Students need to provide current documentation, from a qualified professional that names the disability, describes the functional limitations of that disability, and includes recommendations for accommodations in the college setting.
- What accommodations are available?
Accommodations are intended to level the playing field by removing barriers posed by a disability. Appropriate accommodations must be determined based on a student's disability, documentation, and individual needs and must not lower or substantially modify essential course requirements. All accommodations provided are based on each student's unique needs.
The most commonly approved test accommodations include:
- Extended testing time
- Tests administered in a distraction-reduced setting
- Test questions read aloud
- Use of word processors for essay questions
Academic accommodations may include:
- Assistance with note-taking
- Textbooks in alternative format/Assistive technology
- Accommodated or preferential seating
- Recording of lectures
- Sign language interpreters
Library and Tutoring
- What are the Library's hours (Fall/Spring)?
• Monday - Thursday: 7AM - 10PM
• Friday: 7AM - 4PM
• Saturday & Sunday: 12PM - 5PM
- What is OhioLINK?
OhioLINK is the statewide College & University library system. All Hocking College students have access. Students can borrow books and other physical materials from other Ohio libraries, and access electronic resources that are shared statewide.
- How do I get a tutor/How do I sign up for tutoring?
Tutoring schedules are available on the Academic Success Center website. Most tutoring is walk-in, so you don't need to sign up in advance.
- Where do I meet with a tutor?
It depends on the subject/class. The location for tutoring is indicated for each day and time on the Google Calendar for that class/subject.
- How much does tutoring cost?
Tutoring is free for all Hocking College students.
- What is e-tutoring?
E-tutoring is provided by the state of Ohio for several subjects, including Math, English, Anatomy & Physiology and Psychology. Schedules for e-tutoring can be found on the Academic Success Center website under the appropriate tutoring schedule.
- How do I access e-tutoring?
Click the link on Google Calendar for the desired day/time, and follow the embedded link.
- What is the Trio Student Support Services (SSS) program?
TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student support programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. TRiO provides academic support and advising (academic, educational and financial) services to qualifying participants.
- How can you qualify for the TRiO Student Support Services program?
If a student is Pell eligible and/or a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree), then he/she can apply for the program. Degree seeking students (those planning to complete a degree at Hocking College) who have some academic need and yet are capable of obtaining a degree with assistance are eligible to participate in the program. Students may be admitted upon completing an Intake process and being determined as eligible and appropriate to participate by the Director of the program.
- What services does TRiO offer?
TRiO provides academic tutoring, advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection, staff members provide information on both the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships and provides assistance in completing financial aid applications. TRiO also provides education or counseling services that are designed to improve the financial and economic literacy. TRiO assists students enrolled in two-year institutions and applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in four-year programs.
- What are the TRiO requirements to be a participant?
• Come to the TRiO lab 2 hours per week
• Meet with your TRiO Advisor weekly
• Complete a Mid-Term Meeting with your Advisor
• Do a Student Developmental Workshop
• Complete your schedule for the following semester
- Does TRiO provide financial assistance?
Some Trio programs provide Grant Aid to students and Trio SSS at Hocking College is one of them! If students have completed all of the TRiO requirements during fall semester and are in good academic standing, they are eligible to apply for the TRiO Grant which is administered spring semester. These funds are designated for reducing student loans and are dependent upon financial aid formula. Not all student who applied are awarded.
- What are the hours of the Testing Center?
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 4PM
- How do I register to take a test in the Testing Center?
Online tests are walk in. Be sure to allow enough time to complete the test by closing time. Make-up tests are arranged with your instructor and can be taken on a walk in basis. Standardized tests such as HESI, TEAS and ACE are scheduled through the testing firm or coordinating agency.
- Can I listen to music?
Not during a test.
- Can I use my laptop for testing?
Only with the approval of your instructor.