CARE College Programs & Services
The Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is an alternative admission program for first-generation college students and students who are disadvantaged by economic or educational circumstances. This high school-to-college bridge program is designed to help ease students' adjustment to college life and build a foundation for academic success. Students will be required to apply for financial aid, and those with financial need will have 100% of their need for the Summer Bridge summer term met from non-loan sources.
The purpose of the CARE Tutoring & Computer Lab is to provide encouragement and support that will enhance each students' academic success. The Lab provides academic support in small groups and individualized sessions. The staff are prepared to assist students in establishing effective study skills, reviewing materials to explore learning styles, developing self-confidence in course work and reduce feelings of fear and failure.
The CARE Unconquered Scholars Program is designed to provide additional academic and personal support to students who were previously classified as foster care, homeless, ward of the State, or relative care.
CARE provides students with financial aid counseling services. Students can meet one-on-one or in small groups with CARE staff for assistance in researching scholarship opportunities, completing financial aid paperwork, creating a budget, and understanding other financial literacy topics.
CARE offers in-house academic advising for all students enrolled in the program. Students can meet one-on-one with a CARE Advisor to explore majors, develop class schedules, and gain greater understanding of their journey to graduation.
College Life Coaching is a collaborative relationship between all second-year CARE students and a trained professional, provided through the Center for College Life Coaching. Focusing all aspects of college life that are important to the student, Coaches provide each student individual, biweekly meetings for assistance in making the most of college through reflection, discussion, and activities.
SCOPE stands for Scholarship, Community, Opportunity, Programming, & Engagement. FSU's Student Support Services (SSS-SCOPE) program is one of the eight federally funded TRIO programs designed to improve student retention, graduation, financial literacy, and overall academic success rates. SSS-SCOPE helps meet these goals by providing academic and engagement activities for qualified students throughout their enrollment. SSS-SCOPE is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
FSU's Student Support Services-STEM (SSS-STEM) program is one of the eight federally funded TRIO programs designed to improve retention, graduation, financial literacy, and overall academic success rates for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math fields. SSS-STEM helps meet these goals by providing academic and engagement activities for qualified students throughout their enrollment. SSS-STEM is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
CARE's College Success Program (CSP) provides a lateral admissions option for FSU students who wish to join CARE after starting their FSU college experience. CSP students are connected to academic and engagement support resources provided within CARE to help encourage their success at Florida State.
The CARE Leadership Council serves to develop opportunities and programming designed to increase academic success, college persistence, and timely graduation in an environment of engagement and support for traditionally underrepresented students at FSU.