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Academic Support & Access Programs

A Department: A Family, Surviving & Thriving… Together

The Department of Academic Support & Access Programs serves over 1,600 secondary school and Farmingdale State College students annually through ten grant-funded and state-operated programs. Dedicated to the support and advancement of underrepresented students, we provide comprehensive services designed to meet student needs and support the College’s mission. At the core of our programs is the premise that all students have infinite potential to succeed. It is our responsibility, and our honor, to guide them through obstacles to meet their goals.

Our reality during this unexpected pandemic is no exception. COVID-19 has presented what seems like an endless stream of challenges for our students and communities. Staff and faculty have met the challenge and remain steadfast in their commitment to support and motivate our students. Persistence, innovation, and flexibility have been key to effectively transitioning to remote operations. In addition to continued individual and group support services, several innovative ventures were initiated, such as virtual conferences at which students present research. In addition, virtual award ceremonies brought together large groups of students, staff and faculty alike.

As the spring semester ended, focus shifted to implementing newly designed virtual summer programs that are interactive and focused on the educational and social growth of our students. We are excited for these new ventures in our continuing efforts to help our incoming college freshmen successfully transition to higher education, and our secondary school students participate in educational programming that will enhance their summer experience.

From our family, to yours: Stay Safe & Stay Focused! And remember… we’re #InThisTogether

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EOP Student Spotlight

June 4, 2021

Jason Benitez

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EOP Student Spotlight

May 20, 2021

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Don Mahalli

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Darrien Hunt

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In Recognition of Trudy A. Phillips

April 13, 2021

Trudy A Phillips

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Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2020!

December 10, 2020

We are proud to recognize your your outstanding achievements and wish you continued success in all your endevours! " Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein.

Group of Graduates Celebrating

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Graduating NYGEAR-UP

August 10, 2020

NYGEAR-UP (NY Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) aims to improve academic performance to ensure high school graduation, support college-readiness, and promote career exploration.

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LPP Spreading Cheer to Our Communities

August 10, 2020

COVID-19 has spread fear throughout our communities and our students are a part of these communities. With schools closed, we reached out to our students to assess their well-being. In doing so, we did not expect to hear them ask us about continuing

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Team

August 10, 2020

The Smart Scholars (SS) Early College program at FSC operates within the Amityville, Brentwood and Wyandanch school districts to provide college credit classes for high school students, as well as tutoring and college exposure.

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