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Student Success Programs

To apply to any of the programs detailed below, please fill out our Opportunity Program application.

TRiO/Quest (email trio@fmcc.edu)

TRiO/Quest is a free student success program serving income qualified or first-generation students and students registered with Accessibility Services with a disability (physical, psychiatric, learning, or recovering from addiction). TRiO provides academic advising, transfer and career counseling, one-on-one tutoring (if eligible) and drop-in tutoring, as well as access to free printing, copying, and computers in our own dedicated study space, the TRiO Penthouse.

Phone Contact: 518-736-3622

Jean Karutis, Director x8904 or Text:518-413-0960

Audrey Egelston, Learning Services Coordinator, x8067 Text: 518-413-0814

Ryoko Sekiguchi, Transfer Counselor/Advisor, x8149 Text: 518-413-0971

Kevin Jones, Learning Services Coordinator, x8071 Text: 518-941-8749

Meghan Druziak, Transfer Counselor/Advisor x8162 Text: 518-413-0651

SUNY Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) (email eop@fmcc.edu )

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides necessary support systems for students to achieve academic and social (interpersonal) success.  Students are considered for entry to EOP by indicating interest in the program via their application for admission and must be in their first year of college. Students also must meet the financial and academic parameters for program entry.

Funded by the State University of New York (SUNY), EOP students across the state have achieved higher graduation rates than their non-EOP cohorts through the support, guidance and academic expectations set forth by the program.  The goal of EOP is to increase the number of economically and academically challenged students completing college degrees.

EOP provides a framework for student success that includes: one-to-one case management of participants, time management skills, adjusting to college level academic expectations, transitioning to college life, maintaining appropriate study habits, tutoring in math, sciences and writing and meeting with the academic counselor to ensure adequate supports. The program also provides limited financial assistance and textbook funding.

EOP will also assist students in advancement of their academic goals beyond FM. Through our network of relationships with other EOP Directors across the state, the EOP office can make contact with other programs to find the best fit for advanced academic pursuits. Once accepted into the program, students are forever “Proud to be EOP.”

Phone Contact: 518-736-3622

Jean A. Karutis, Director x8904 Text: 518-413-0724