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Eligibility and Application

How to Apply for TRIO

Students Served

Each academic year, TRIO works with 165 Mission College students who are:

  • Planning on earning a certificate or an A.A./A.S. degree at Mission College
  • Intent upon transferring to a 4-year university
Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for participation in the TRIO program, applicants must first meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Be enrolled at Mission College
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • First-generation to college (neither parent nor legal guardian has earned a bachelor's degree)
    • Low-income
    • Learning or physical disability

How to Apply
  1. Print the TRIO Program Student Application

    or, pick up an application from the TRIO Program Office located in the Student Engagement Center - Room 146. If the office is closed, blank application forms can be found in the plastic box on the wall to the left of the TRIO office door.

  2. Return the completed & signed application, any application-requested verification, and unofficial transcripts (if applicable) to the TRIO Program office or mail it to:

    Mission College
    TRIO Program Office, SEC - 146
    3000 Mission College Blvd.
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

Other Requirements

Once accepted into the TRIO program, students must meet the following requirements to stay in good standing:

  1. Be working towards maintaining at least a 2.75 GPA

  2. Meet with TRIO Counselor at least once per semester