Gateway to Persistence and Success

SMC Student Alex R. receives a kudos from her professor.
Watch this 60 second video to learn more about SMC's GPS system!

Why Use GPS?




How GPS Benefits Students

SMC's GPS (Gateway to Persistence and Success) is an online platform to support student success and retention.

It is a tool for faculty to be able to reach out to students in order to get them involved and supported in their academic success more quickly than the existening channels of support on campus.

  • Reach out to Counselors and be contacted within 24 hours
  • Schedule appointments with Counselors and Tutoring Departments
  • Message and Stay Connected to Your Professors

The Main Features of GPS

Kudos are positive reinforcement that faculty send to students for doing well in their class.

Flags are raised by faculty when a student may be struggling. This gives students an opportunity to address the issue with their professor.

Referrals are when faculty refer students to counseling or other support services on campus. 

Raising a Hand is for students to be proactive. They can raise a hand when they need support, and someone will call them within 48 hours. 

Appointments are available to students directly through GPS with the Math and English tutoring department. 

Learn more about making an appointment. 

Visit the Links Below to Learn More!

Student Guide to GPS

Faculty Guide to GPS

Counseling Guide to GPS

Admin Guide to GPS 

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