CAS Standards and Guidelines

Celebrating 20 years of CAS Professional Program Standards for TRIO and Other College Access and Success Programs 1999-2019!

We are pleased you are interested in the Standards and Guidelines developed by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Standards are developed through a consensus model of member associations and other experts, including this association. A newly revised version of the CAS TRIO Standards and Guidelines are available for purchase from CAS along with a Self-Assessment Guide. Institutions may also wish to purchase an annual subscription for complete access to the CAS standards. Subscription information is available here.

If you need additional information, please contact Trent Ball, COE's CAS Representative, via e-mail (