Skip to content

Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)

Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of credit students to be successful in their educational endeavors. The goals of Student Success andSupport Program (formerly matriculation) are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components of the student success & support program (formerly matriculation) process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up.

The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) Unit provides coordination and leadership to the community colleges with respect to credit and noncredit  programs and services. Staff also provide technical assistance in the areas of prerequisites, assessment, and student success and support program plan review, in addition to administering the SSSP budget: allocations, recycling funds, and special project grants and contracts.

What's New

For information go to the SB 1456 Student Success Act of 2012 website page.

Posted: October 3, 2012

SB1456 Student Success Act of 2012 Webinar

October 15, 2012
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To RSVP go to the Student Services and Special Programs Events webpage.

Posted: August 7,2012

CCCMPA Members: the CCCMPA will again partner with the Community College League of California in conjunction with the League's Annual Conference in November to be held at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

Save This Date !!
Weds. Nov 14, 2012
(on the CCC associations conference day - CCLC conference will begin Nov 15 - 17)

More details will follow soon with registration information.

The 2012 CCCMPA one-day conference will highlight critical topics such as the 2012 Student Success Act, updates from the CCCCO, the Matriculation Strategic Plan, assessment, college pilots & projects as well as a review of CCCMPA priorities considering the new pending regulatory changes.

In addition to registering for the 2012 CCCMPA conference, consider also registering for CCLC to attend the CCCMPA sponsored breakout presented by CCCMPA Executive Board members Dr. Daniel Martinez, Aiden Ely, and Dr. Chelly Maple - date & time TBD.

Board members will present results from a study by Dr. Martinez that examined the impact of orientation, asessment and an educational plan on units attempted, units earned and gpa. Using system wide Matriculation MIS data, Dr. Martinez's research reveals the range of service levels across all the colleges and the impact of these services on each of the three outcomes. Results will be discussed from practical and theoretical perspectives, Mr. Ely and Dr. Maple will also discuss the mandatory services required by the Student Success Act (SB 1456), the challenges we face to meet the mandate, and several promising strategies to deliver these services.

June 27
State of Matriculation and SB 1456 Webinar

In an effort to keep abreast of SB 1456’s progress, the impact to Matriculation, and implementation plans should the bill become law, we will hold webinars to facilitate the sharing of information and provide an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Posted: June 19, 2012:
The latest breaking news from Sacramento… Senate Bill 1456, also known as the Student Success Act of 2012, passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee this afternoon (June 19, 2012) with a 6-0 vote. The bill now moves to the Appropriations Committee. Among many groups in support of the bill, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Student Senate of California Community Colleges, Campaign for College Opportunity, and MALDEF voiced their strong support of the bill. This bill would re-purpose the Matriculation program as the Student Success and Support Program.

Posted: December 5, 2011
Placement Assessment Announcement December 5, 2011: To assist colleges with the validation of assessment instruments, the Chancellor’s Office has reinstated the review of assessment instruments for approval for use in college English, mathematics, and ESL placement processes. This is the opportunity to renew approval of instruments whose previous approval have expired (or are about to expire) and to receive initial approval of new locally-developed/managed tests. The current list of CCCCO-approved assessment instruments is attached. Read More…

For website assistance contact: