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Aspire Program

Current KSC students

Schedule a meeting with a TRIO Advisor or Peer Tutor in Navigate:

  1. Go to
  2. Select "Schedule a Meeting"
  3. Select "Academic Support"
  4. Follow the prompts.

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Aspire staff work to provide all KSC students with academic support services designed to enhance success, by improving performance and giving them the tools they need to not only survive college - but thrive.

Some of our services include: Semester at a glance calendar; KSC Study Nights; Peer Tutoring; Peer Mentoring; Study Skills Development, Time Management and Organizational Support; and Links - a summer bridge program for first-time students.

Aspire also offers students leadership development and employment opportunities for work study and student hourly eligible students.

Our Tutor Program

Aspire provides individual, small group, and drop-in tutoring options. To get connected with a tutor, students can either stop by Student Academic Support Services (on the first floor of Elliot) or login to Navigate and click "schedule an appointment".

The Math Center provides tutoring for math courses. The Center for Research and Writing provides tutoring for English writing courses. Aspire provides peer tutoring for other introductory level courses based on availability of qualified tutors.

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Study Skills

The following resources can help you get better grades, study smarter, improve your note-taking and test taking skills and diminish your academic anxiety. Feel free to use them, print them, and give copies to your friends.

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Links - A Summer Bridge Program

Want to feel comfortable and be familiar with the campus before fall? Interested in getting a start on your college program this summer? Would you like to develop leadership skills and make friends before the semester begins? Explore the Links program.

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College 102

College 102 is a 2-credit First Year Experience course tailored to students who are first in their family to attend college. Learn more about this special opportunity. Course participation is by invite only.

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TRIO Staff

TRIO staff work with students at point of entry through graduation. Staff provide academic, social, and cultural activities to support students’ development of skills required to successfully navigate post-secondary education.

TRIO programs takes place around campus, in classrooms, residence halls, and in the local community.

Meet our staff!
Keene State College TRIO program staff

Our TRIO History

TRIO programs started with President Johnson’s 1964 economic opportunity legislation. TRIO along with Head Start, AmeriCorps and VISTA, Legal Services, Community Action Centers, GED and Job Corps were a part of his “Great Society” vision.

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Contact Aspire
Tel 603-358-2500
Fax 603-358-2937

The Aspire office is located on the first floor of the Elliot Center (map).