The Los Angeles Southwest College TRiO Scholars program (formerly known as the Center for Retention and Transfer) assists students transferring to a four-year college or university. Representatives from the University of California, the California State University system and private colleges, such as the University of Southern California, provide regular visits to campus and give up-to-date information to students.
Tours to many colleges and universities are arranged, and students may sign up for these tours at the TRIO Scholars Office, located in Student Services Building 229. (All students planning to transfer are encouraged to use the Transfer Center for information and assistance.) College catalogs are available for students use. Academic advisement, tutoring, and university application assistance are available. Evening counseling is available by appointment.
The U.S. Department of Education funds these programs to help students overcome, class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.
To provide low-income, potential first generation college students with the programs and services that will allow them to better understand and pursue educational opportunities and be competitive in their quest for post-secondary education.
Number of students: 250
The Counseling Department offers the following services:
Financial Aid Appeals
Student Educational Plans
Personal Development Courses
We encourage students to make an appointment with a counselor every semester to refine their educational goals and to complete a Student Educational Plan. Appointments are 30 minutes in length. Students are not assigned a counselor and are free to choose any counselor on our staff.
Please call the department at (323) 241-5392 to schedule an appointment.
Student Learning Outcomes for TRIO Scholars
After meeting with a TRIO Scholars Counselor, transfer-bound students will be able to identify 2 to 3 four-year institutions that offer their major for future career goals. Transfer bound students enrolled in TRIO Scholars will be able to successfully complete the transfer application process for four-year colleges before the required deadline.