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Aspire Program


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, Study Skills Development, Time Management and Organizational Support and Links Summer Program - a 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

The Math Center provides tutoring for math courses. The Center for 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 Summer 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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Summer Dates, Application & Rates

Information on dates for the next session, programs costs, and how to apply to Links.

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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.

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TRIO Staff

Our History

Aspire, one of the federally funded TRIO programs, has a rich history as a Keene State College department and as part of a national movement. The generic federal name for the Aspire program is Student Support Services (SSS) and its funding is competitive, requiring a successful proposal every five years.

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Contact Aspire
Tel 603-358-2325
Fax 603-358-2059

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