Helping a TSTC Student Succeed (HATSS)
To assist students on scholastic and/or financial aid suspension appeal by providing supportive guidance, academic support, and motivation so they can achieve their educational goals and improve their academic standing.
What is HATSS?
HATSS is a mentoring program designed to aid students who are on financial aid and/or academic suspension appeal. TSTC faculty, staff, and administrators volunteer to mentor students for success in their program of study. Students placed on financial aid suspension must first appeal to the Financial Aid Office. Students on scholastic suspension must appeal through the Office of Student Success located in at the Learning Resource Center, 2nd floor. If an appeal is granted, students are required to participate in the HATSS Mentoring Program as a condition for re-enrollment at TSTC. All students participating in the HATSS Mentoring Program will be required to participate in traditional classroom instruction. HATSS Mentees (Students) will be assigned a Mentor with whom they meet once a week. Additional requirements include tutoring and/or study hall, attendance to workshops, submitting Monthly Progress Reports, developing a "Plan for Success, "and periodic meetings with a HATSS staff person.
Students who fail to comply with program requirements are Administratively Withdrawn from all their classes and remain suspended for another semester. If they wish to return to TSTC, they must appeal their suspension once again. If their appeal is approved, they will be required to participtae in the HATSS Mentoring Program once again.
For more detailed information on HATSS Students Role & Responsibilities, as well as HATSS Mentor Role & Responsibilities, please click on the links to the left of this screen.
Any questions regarding the HATSS Mentoring Program should be referred to Norma A. Salazar, Director of Student Success at (956) 364-4557.