Student Success and Support Program

Student Equity and Achievement

Starting in 2020, De Anza College has consolidated its Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Student Equity (SE) program and Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) under the Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) program. SEA was established under state Education Code Section 78222 to support Guided Pathways and help eliminate achievement gaps. Please visit the College Planning Committee website for more information about the SEA program at De Anza College.

The Student Success Act of 2012 (SB 1456), now known as the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), is the first step to begin implementation of Student Success Task Force recommendations. This bill provides a policy framework that targets funding to the core matriculation services of orientation, assessment, counseling and advising, and development of education plans. The bill re-names the Matriculation program as the Student Success and Support Program. Implementation began in fall 2014.


The goal of the Student Success and Support Program (formerly matriculation) is to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components of the student success and support program process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up.


  • To increase community college student access and success by providing effective core services.
  • To ensure student equity in assessment, student services, and access to college resources.
  • To provide a foundation for students to achieve their educational goals.

Core Services

  • Orientation
  • Assessment
  • Counseling/Advising
  • Education Planning
  • Follow-up for at-risk students

Funding Formula

In accordance with SB 1456, the formula to allocate funds for the Student Success & Support Program includes the following elements

  • The number of students to receive services.
  • The number of students who received orientation; assessment; counseling, advising, and other educational planning services; and follow up for atā€risk students.
  • A required 2:1 matching fund from each district for the SSSP.

The California Community Colleges follow a funding formula and timeline for this program.


MIS Reports

Request for SSSP Funds

2015-16 SSSP Documents

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