Student Support Services

Department Contact


Steve DeCoteau

Student Support Service Director
Phone: 701.477.7958
Ext: 2308
Office: SU Room 101 

Annette Charette

Student Support Services Counselor
Phone: 701.477.7957
Ext: 2309
Office: SU Room 102 

Melanie Martin

Student Support Services Counselor
Phone: 701.477.7925
Ext: 2908
Office: SU Room 100

 The Student Support Services Program is sponsored by the Department of Education and is a part of the TRIO program. Student Support Services assists students who are low income, physically impaired, a first generation college student.

The function of Student Support Services is to help the student experience success in college. Student Support Services is an academic support program that assists students to initiate, continue, or resume their college education. All services are available to eligible students at no cost.


In order to qualify for the free services, a student must be at least one of the following:
  • Low income
  • An individual with a disability
  • Freshman, Native American or descendant

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to better their chances for academic success. You may participate in the program as often as needed. Our staff will take time to assist you in achieving your educational goals.

Applications can be obtained in the Student Support Services Office, Room 114, Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The Turtle Mountain Community College admits students of any race, color national ethnic, origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship and athletic and other school administered programs.


Student Support Services is an academic support program that assists students to initiate, continue, or resume their college education. We are prepared to assist the student in overcoming the wide variety of difficulties that trouble our student body (such as an inadequate educational background).


  • Increase retention, academic capabilities and graduate rate of TMCC students.
  • Increase the transfer rate of TMCC students from two-year to four-year institutions.
  • Foster an institution climate supportive of the success of economically disadvantaged, first generation and physical handicapped TMCC students.

We realize that from time to time many students encounter problems in school, which may affect their academic success. Seeking assistance from our staff can solve these problems.


  • Full-time Counselor/Advisor
  • Full-time Career Counselor
  • Academic Assessment
  • Assistance with completing FAFSA
  • ACT Testing
  • Completing application forms
  • Arranging tutoring
  • Support groups
  • Interest inventory
  • Assistance with transferring to four-year institutions
  • Referral services (Agencies outside the institution)

These services are tools to assist students to make a real effort to be successful with their college life.


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