While in their GSSP Program, students meet regularly with a GSSP Staff advisor. During these meetings, the student and the advisor discuss current course performance and program requirements, identify areas of academic or personal concern, resolve questions or challenges, and assist students in building their time management and academic skills. Students have the opportunity to choose more than the required number of appointments, and are encouraged to meet with an advisor as often as they’d like. Other areas of discussion include: choosing a major or minor, career exploration and planning, personal or emotional support, adapting to life in New York City, and more!
While in the GSSP program, students have a lot of opportunity to engage with their peers. In sheltered classes with other GSSP students and using the cohort model, you really get to know and engage with your peers to form lasting friendships. Additionally, you may have classes with older GSSP students who can share their experiences and tips for success. All of the student leadership programs and events help bring students together, too. Your peers are a great resource, and we encourage you to get to know each other and build each other up!