Supporting Academic Goals for Education (SAGE) is a Student Support Services federal grant funded TRiO program that began at Wilkes Community College in 1979. The purpose of this program is to provide academic support services to increase the college success, retention, graduation and transfer rates of its members. We are funded to offer free academic support services to 200 eligible members. The SAGE staff is committed to advising, guiding, and providing necessary information and resources to assist SAGE members in achieving their academic, career and personal goals.

An eligible member is a full-time WCC student who has a need for academic support and who:
1) Is a first generation college student (meaning neither parent has a 4-year degree.)
2) Qualifies as income-eligible.
3) Has a documented disability.
The Department of Education established the criteria for membership in SAGE to encourage and assist students who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education. 

SAGE is located on the third floor of Thompson Hall in Room 257.In addition to serving the main campus of WCC, SAGE also provides select services at the Ashe Campus and Herring Hall.

Click here to apply.

Hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What SAGE Members are Saying:

“I enjoy SAGE. It is a wonderful benefit to have at the college.”
“I will truly miss being here next year, the help that I have received from the staff here has keep me in college without SAGE I know I would have never made it to where I am today in college.”
“I just want to say how much I appreciate SAGE!”
“Thanks to all for their help and support that are associated with SAGE!”
“The scholarship helps with finances while I am unable to work due to being a full time student.”
“Computer lab were I can gain support with online assignments and to be able to print off homework.”
“SAGE advisers and mentors have given much needed assistance with homework, emotional support, and guidance through my college experience.”
“Tutoring and computer lab assistants. Tutors have a vast knowledge of various subjects and offered computer support. The SAGE scholarship was a tremendous help financially.”
“Tutoring because it helped me to pass my classes with an A or B.”
“Tutoring really helped me improve my grades by helping me better understand the class material and helped me stay on track better to get my work done in a timely manner.”

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