EXCEL Student Support Services

EXCEL Student Support Services

Contact Information

David C. Briegel Building, Room 1104
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1312
Email: excel@swmich.edu

Hours

Dowagiac Campus

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

TRiO Student Support Services

Participating in the EXCEL Student Support Services program gives you personal attention and extra support to help you EXCEL in college! Our mission is to increase retention, graduation, and transfer to four-year colleges and universities through support and encouragement.

Eligible students must meet one of the following qualifiers:

  • First generation college student (neither parent earned a bachelor’s degree)
  • Low income, based on federal guidelines
  • Have a documented disability

EXCEL/SSS Opportunities and Support Services
  • Advising and Course Selection-The EXCEL/SSS Program assists you in making smart educational decisions including course selection, graduation requirements and transfer planning.
  • Financial Education-We help you understand your financial aid package. We also provide budgeting resources and tips to becoming a money savvey student.
  • Tutoring-Free individualized peer and professional assistance.
  • Career Exploration-We have the resources to help you explore major options and career pathways.
  • Free Workshops, Campus Visits and Cultural Enrichment Opportunities-Travel to four-year colleges, museums or theatres free of charge. Participate in volunteer activities such as Habitat for Humanity. Our workshops can help with stress management, test-taking skills, and money management.
  • Scholarships-Educational scholarships awarded annually for eligible participants.