The TRIO Achievement Program is funded to serve 165 students (new and continuing). The priority application period occurs each year in August and the first week of September with selections being made prior to the first day of class each fall. Applications continue to be accepted and evaluated throughout the academic year, and eligible students are admitted from the waiting list if openings become available following participation reviews at the end of each term.
A student's need for academic support is assessed based on information provided during the application process and intake interview. Students who are selected for participation in the TRIO Achievement Program meet with their TRIO advisor to develop goals and identify the program services necessary for achieving their goals and succeeding at Knox.
To remain an active participant, students are required to complete a minimum of three contacts per term (two appointments with their TRIO advisor and at least one event). However, more than 95% of TRIO participants exceed this minimum. Students with insufficient participation are removed from the program and replaced with another eligible student from the waiting list.
New TRIO participants are required to enroll in TRIO 100, a half-credit course designed to support student performance in First-Year Preceptorial (PREC 100). (Students not enrolled in PREC 100 are exempt from this requirement.)