TRIO SSS Advisors and students
TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) empowers students to succeed at Inver Hills and transfer to earn a four-year degree by providing academic advising, guidance in the transfer process, and a positive community of support. SSS is one of the federally-funded TRIO programs that provide a pathway to higher education opportunities and success. If you are planning to graduate from Inver Hills and transfer to earn a bachelor's degree, TRIO SSS could be a great fit for you!

Contact Information

TRIO Student Support Services
College Center Room 255


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Mon. - Wed.: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thur. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

TRIO Student Support Services

What does TRIO SSS provide?

  • Personalized academic advising, career planning and major exploration
  • College transfer planning
  • Campus visits to four-year institutions
  • Workshops on various topics, including study skills, financial literacy and time management
  • Social and cultural events

How to Join

To join TRIO SSS, you must complete the application (below) and submit it to TRIO in the College Center room 255 or via email at After you apply, you will receive an email from TRIO staff regarding the next steps to join the program. TRIO is now accepting applications for fall 2020.

  2020-2021 TRIO Application

Mail, fax, or scan and email the completed form to:
TRIO Student Support Services
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Fax: 651-450-3677

Why should you join?

  • Connections to campus resources and opportunities
  • Inclusive, supportive community
  • Proactive advising
  • Network of motivated students
  • Personalized transfer planning

Who is eligible to participate?

TRIO SSS selects 140 students a year to participate in the program. In order to be considered, please complete and submit an application to the TRIO office CC255 or via email The staff will review the applications and invite potential students to an intake meeting.

Students must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a degree program and taking a minimum of 6 credits. Students must also meet at least one of the following federal eligibility criteria:

  • First-generation college student (parent or guardian did not hold a bachelor’s degree while the student was in high school)
  • Meet federal income guidelines
  • Be eligible to receive accommodations through Disability Services at Inver Hills.

TRIO Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a TRIO SSS experience provided at no cost to students that prepares students who have recently graduated from high school to make the t ransition to college and real-world success. Summer Bridge students travel to the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minn., where they engage in outdoor teambuilding activities that allow them to earn a FREE college credit. Students also meet on campus each day for a week prior to the fall semester. Summer Bridge students gain knowledge about Inver Hills resources and opportunities, improve communication and study skills, and develop connections with other students. TRIO Summer Bridge is no longer accepting applications for summer 2019. If you are interested in participating during summer 2020, please check back in the spring.


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