The Advantage Program

Mission Statement

ADVANTAGE/TRiO/SSS Program at Cape Cod Community College serves low income, first generation and students with disabilities with a goal of empowering these students to graduate and transfer to a four year College. Because we believe that all students deserve equal access to higher education, we strive to guide our students to reach their goals. By providing academic counseling, tutoring and personal encouragement in a dedicated, caring environment, our participants will learn self-direction, resourcefulness and learn to advocate for themselves to become responsible, life-long learners in a global environment as they reach the next level of higher education.

TRiO/Student Support Services

The Advantage Program is a Student Support Service Program that offers many enriching programs to its students. The staff includes counselors, tutors and peer mentors who understand academic challenges that college students face when completing a two-year degree. There is an eligibility requirement for students to participate in this program.

For those students who do qualify, free services include: individualized tutoring, counseling and advising, transfer trips to state colleges, specialized workshops, career preparation and group tours to museums and cultural arts events.

Program BrochurePDF document
What can the Advantage Program do for you?Windows Media presentation

The Advantage Program also co-sponsors specialized workshops that include: Word Processing, Time Management, Resume Writing, Study Skills, Test Taking Skills, How to Write a Research Paper, and Interviewing Techniques.

Workshop BrochurePDF document


Here is what some of our students are saying about the Advantage Program:

Watch this videoWindows Media file and learn how Advantage/TRiO/SSS has made a difference in these student's success stories.

"Everyone is very helpful. I have been in the Advantage Program since I started at 4C's and it has continued to be one of the defining reasons that I have stayed in school this long."

"When I panic about things like school work from a college class and/or feel stressed out, the Advantage Program is always there to help me feel calm."

"I'd just like to say thank you to all of the advisors, tutors and everyone involved in the Advantage Program for making college an easier and more comfortable environment for me."

Application and Eligibility

You may print an Advantage Program ApplicationPDF document. Take your completed application to the Advantage Program Office located in Maureen M. Wilkens Building (formerly South), Room 221 or call the office, (508) 362-2131 x4321, for more information.

Get Free Tutoring

Available in most subjects (math, science, English courses, editing a writing assignment...) with an Advantage Program tutor (serving only Advantage Program students) located in the Advantage Program office, Maureen M. Wilkens Building (formerly South), Room 221. Click here to make an online Advantage Tutoring Appointment or contact the Advantage office at (508) 362-2131 x4321 during office hours.

Helpful Information

Please visit www.college.gov and see a site designed by students for students that features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges by going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers. It provides relevant, comprehensive information about how to go and how to pay for college by helping you to create a "roadmap" to college.

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Advantage Program

If you have questions concerning what the Advantage Program can do for you, please let us know!

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