Welcome to the Writing Success Project

The Writing Success Project is a TRIO student support services program linked to sections of English 1A up through English 1C. The program supports for first-generation college students who have financial need, and students with disabilities. Each English class that is linked with the TRIO WSP offers a professional tutor who attends class and leads weekly study groups. Students in the program receive academic counseling, help to apply for scholarships, transfer planning, career exploration, individual coaching, support with financial literacy, and other support to help you reach your goals.

Benefits of WSP

  • Study groups with tutors who know the readings and assignments
  • A place and time to complete homework each week
  • Priority registration (for active WSP students)
  • Academic counseling and advising
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Career exploration connections
  • Assistance with scholarship and transfer applications
  • A supportive student community
  • The opportunity to be published in an annual anthology of student creative work
TRIO WSP Workshops and Events

Thinking About the Transfer Process

  • Friday, September 15 1:30-2:30 (Join us on Zoom)
  • Friday, September 29 1:30-2:30 (in Rosenberg 232)

When will you be applying to transfer? What do you need to plan now in order to be on track to apply to the CSUs, UC, or other universities? What are the resources at CCSF that can help you along the way? Join us at the TRIO Writing Success Project for a conversation about the steps to transfer. We will connect you with further help with academic counselors, the Transfer Center, and other resources that can help you create and follow your transfer plan.

Personal Insight Question Workshops

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2:00-3:00 (in Rosenberg 232)
  • Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-7:00 (Join us on Zoom)
  • Friday, October 13, 1:30-2:30 (Join us on Zoom)
  • Friday, October 27, 1:30-2:30 (in Rosenberg 232)

Want some guidance as you get started on your UC application? We will talk about the application and strategies for approaching the writing, with a focus on the Personal Insight Questions. This is a friendly gathering where you can ask your questions and begin brainstorming your writing for the UC application.

Talking with someone who knows how degree pathways function at CCSF, and then coming up with an educational plan, can help you develop and solidify your personal goals. Our TRIO WSP tutor Zac says, "When I was in community college, it wasn’t until I met with counselors/advisors, and started seeking support in other ways, that I became successful in determining the path that best fit my interests."

Zac will lead a walkthrough of the CCSF counseling appointment system (with pro tips on how to increase your chances of finding an appointment).

Tuesday 9/19 at 9:30 (on Zoom). See the recording of the walkthrough session!

On November 8 we celebrate the achievements of students who are the first in their families to attend college. Our First-Gen Celebration brings together students, faculty, and staff at City College to talk about the experience of forging a path and finding ways to succeed in college.

Details of this year's First-Gen celebration will be here soon!