4Cs4U: Support to Help You Finish What You’ve Started

About the Program:

To the student for whom a college credential has always seemed against the odds the 4Cs4U SUCCESS Squad of staff and peer mentors provides the individualized support system they can count on to ensure their college experience is exactly what they need to reach their version of success.

Students are encouraged to join 4Cs4U at Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) through a hybrid approach. Newly admitted students who do not place directly into entry-level college-level mathematics and who meet the SUCCESS Fund legislatively defined enrollment criteria are enrolled into 4Cs4U. Current students who are working towards college level math and meet the defined criteria can opt-in to 4Cs4U. At this time, all SUCCESS students at 4Cs are supported by 4Cs4U until they earn their certificate or degree. By design, students are aware that they are receiving services through SUCCESS. Other units that support 4Cs4U at the college include admissions, financial aid, disability services, tutoring and learning support, wellness services, academic advising, veterans services, student engagement, student clubs and student government.

Student Eligibility

Students who are eligible for 4Cs4U include:

  • First-time Students
  • Continuing Students
  • Part-time Students
  • Full-time Students
  • English language learners
  • Students working towards entry-level college math course completion
  • Students with developmental needs in English and mathematics

Cohort Focus Population

In line with the legislative intent to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable student populations, the following student populations are actively recruited for 4Cs4U at Cape Cod Community College:

  • Economically disadvantaged students
  • First-generation college students
  • Minoritized students (i.e., Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Cape Verdean, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students)
  • Students with disabilities
  • LGBTQIA+ students

Support Services

The following supports are available to 4Cs4U students at Cape Cod Community College:


Academic Advising

Career Advising

Transfer Advising

Scholarship Advising

Case Management

Community Events



Tutoring/study Guides


Summer Program


Student Planning

Support Network

SUCCESS staff are embedded throughout campus. 4Cs4U is supported by ten full-time positions, including a director, a program coordinator, an office assistant, a student readiness assessment assistant, three academic counselors/advisors, a social determinants navigator (reporting to Wellness), a math support coordinator, and a director of community standards. Several part-time positions are also funded by SUCCESS, including peer mentors and faculty.

SUCCESS receives funding through the Massachusetts legislature and is supported by the 15 state community colleges, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE), and the SUCCESS Leadership and Coordinating Committees.