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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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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.

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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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CSTEP Student Honored with Prestigious Award

August 7, 2020

Maria Turbi Henderson receives SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence

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EOP Staff Team Nurtures Students During COVID-19

August 7, 2020

Our students often express their gratitude for the support of the EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) staff team at FSC.

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A Little Courage

August 7, 2020

For nearly ten years, the TRIO Student Support Services program at FSC has been proud to assist first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and those with disabilities at FSC.

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STEP Students Make the Grade

August 7, 2020

The STEP (Science and Technology Entrance Program) spring semester was off to a running start, with a fundraiser for the STEP Parent Leader Scholarship that raised close to $800.

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STEM Student Success in a Changing World

August 7, 2020

CSTEP/LSAMP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program/Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) had a plan for the spring semester, full of exciting activities.

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Perseverance through a Pandemic

August 7, 2020

P-Tech (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) students are working hard to stay focused and successful in their studies.

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