SSS Programs and Benefits


Holistic Academic Advising

Every SSS Scholar is provided one-on-one holistic academic advising from an assigned academic advisor. After an assessment of their individual academic need, SSS scholars are connected with success resources and support provided by the program or from one of our many campus partners. Holistic advising also includes:

  • Financial aid guidance and financial literacy workshops
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Graduate school and career path preparation

Comprehensive Support

In addition to one-on-one and cohort based advising support, SSS students benefit from:

  • Priority enrollment in new student transition courses offered by the Transfer Student Center
  • Individual and group mentoring
  • Introduction to undergraduate research programs, internships, and study abroad programs
  • Leadership and community service opportunities
  • Study Jams 


  • 99% of SSS Scholars have a GPA of 2.0 and above

  • 99% of the scholars matriculate through Berkeley

  • 92% graduate from Cal.