Student Success and Support Program
The Los Angeles Community College District is committed to increasing student access and success through the provision of matriculation services, with the goal of providing students with the support necessary to assist them in achieving their educational goals.
Student Success & Support Program (SS&SP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of credit students to be successful in their educational endeavors. The goals of Student Success & Support Program (formerly matriculation) are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components of the student success & support program (formerly matriculation) process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up. “Matriculation” means a process that brings a college and an enrolled student into an agreement for the purpose of realizing the student's educational goal and completing the student’s course of study through the college's established programs, policies, and requirements. This agreement is to be implemented by means of the student's individual educational plan. The focus of the Student Success and Support Program is on the entering students’ transition into college in order to provide a foundation for student achievement and successful completion of students’ educational goals, with a priority toward serving students who enroll to earn degrees, career technical certificates, transfer preparation, or career advancement.
The institution’s responsibility under the agreement includes the provision of student services to provide a strong foundation and support for their academic success and ability to achieve their educational goals. Services that are provided to ensure student success include: Orientation to the college programs and services , Assessment in English or English as a second language and math, Counseling that provides the development of an education plan leading to a course of study and guidance on course selection that is informed by, and related to, a student’s academic and career goals , assistance to students in the exploration of educational and career interests and aptitudes, identification of educational objectives, including, but not limited to, preparation for transfer, associate degrees, and career technical education certificates and licenses. Additional services include referral to specialized support services as needed and available, including, but not necessarily limited to, federal, state, and local financial assistance; health services; career services; veteran support services; foster youth services; extended opportunity programs and services ; campus child care services , programs that teach basic skills education and English as a second language; and disabled student services, evaluation of each student’s progress and referral to appropriate interventions for students who are enrolled in basic skills courses, who have not declared an educational goal as required, or who are on academic probation.
The student’s responsibilities under the agreement include: Students are encouraged to establish a “home college” for purposes of receiving matriculation services. Matriculation services provided at one college shall be honored at other colleges within the LACCD. All students shall be required to:
a. Identify an education and career goal;
b. Diligently engage in course activities and complete assigned coursework; and;
c. Complete courses and maintain progress toward an educational goal and completing a course of study;
Exemption Criteria for Student Success and Support Services:
a. The student has completed and Associate Degree or Higher
b. Student has enrolled at the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards or
c. Has enrolled at the college as a Special Admit student.
Any student exempted in accordance with this section shall be notified that he or she is exempted from participating in all or part of the matriculation process and shall be given an opportunity to choose whether or not to participate.