College Readiness Programs

CCSU TRiO Programs

Welcome to the Office of TRiO Programs!

The TRiO programs are federal outreach programs designed to identify and provide services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO serves and assists low-income, first-generation college students, and/or individuals with disabilities as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to baccalaureate programs. Central Connecticut State University is now home to four TRiO Programs: Educational Talent Search (ETS), Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS), Student Support Services (SSS), and Student Support Services – Teacher Preparation (SSS-Teacher Prep.).

Meet our Staff!

Collegiate Programs

Pre-Collegiate Programs


Important message about Spring 2021 Semester TRiO services:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the continued need for physical distancing, TRiO Pre-Collegiate services and communication will be primarily conducted virtually until the University and the Consolidated School District of New Britain fully resumes in-person operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 860-832-2226.


Contact Information 

CCSU Downtown Campus
185 Main St., STE 218
New Britain, CT 06051