Resources at College
Most campuses offer students numerous resources, but resources are only helpful if students take advantage of them. We encourage you to locate and use all of the support that your college has to offer.Academic Advisors: View as a mentor assigned to you. Advisors will help you:
- Develop schedule, add/drop process, change majors
- Organize classes to fulfill major
- Stay on track for graduation requirements
- Meet with advisor every semester
o Show up prepared
o Ask questions
Academic Learning Centers/Tutoring and Writing Centers: Centers are dedicated to providing academic support to undergraduate students through workshops/courses, tutoring programs, and academic counseling. The overall goal of these centers is the success and retention of students and is typically accomplished by:
- Private tutoring – peer tutors for students in need of individualized help, sometimes a fee is involved.
- Academic review or drop-in sessions in various subjects for students in need of help, typically a free service
- Proofreading – typically free, trained writing tutors will review student papers both as a drop-in service or sometimes through online submission.
- Seminars/Workshops – critical academic information is presented such as study skills, note taking, research, etc.
Bursar/Student Accounts: Processes and collects tuition, housing and health insurance fees, issues refunds and distributes financial aid.
Financial Aid Office: Advisors who work with students to evaluate needs & help find resources to fund your education.
Career Services Office: Career offices are not just for seniors. Today’s campus career office can help students find campus jobs, determine appropriate majors, secure internships, formulate resumes, and practice interview skills. Connecting with a Career office early will give you an extra advantage.Health Center: Get to know where the health center is, the center hours, the policies for making appointments, services available, and the process for emergency help if the center is not open 24 hours.Library Reference Desk: Most college and university libraries have willing assistants whose sole job is to help students find the resources that they need for their projects. These reference librarians have made a career of tracking down resources and are excited to help students find what they need.