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