Student Academic Services

The Student Academic Services unit is a cluster of departments that are dedicated to facilitating student progress and success by offering a variety of pertinent services to students including testing, orientation, advisement and tutoring. The departments are as follows:

Center for Advising and Student Transitions - advises all freshmen, undeclared sophomores, and veteran and military students. The department also offers many initiatives to monitor their progress and to foster a strong connection between the students' interests and their fields of study including orientation, learning communities, new student seminar, peer mentoring, and honor societies.

Center for Academic Development and Assessment – offers tutoring, supplemental instruction, and study skills workshops to provide academic support to all students. The department also conducts the assessment of freshmen and some transfer students to ensure appropriate course placement.

Educational Opportunity Fund Program - provides quality academic support, leadership development, financial literacy, career enrichment, intentional counseling/advisement, and need based financial assistance for motivated state residents from underrepresented populations/areas that meet the income criteria and exhibit the potential for high achievement.

Office of Academic Success and Retention Programs – offers hands-on support and advising resources to all students, specifically upperclassmen, in order to help them graduate in a timely fashion. The department also coordinates the Pre-College Summer Program for developmental students who need to fulfill basic skills course requirements in reading and mathematics.

Office of Adult Success Programs – provides orientation, advising and programming for non-traditional adult students. The office focuses on easing the adjustment and integration into the college environment by addressing the unique needs of the adult student.