Gen Ed Requirements
The Office of Academic Services provides and coordinates the academic support services offered to all undergraduates. This includes the Center for Academic Excellence and STAC 101, our first year seminar course, as well as academic support from other programs such as HEOP and Aquinas Success.
Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence provides all students with the opportunity to become efficient and effective learners. The CAE offers tutoring, study groups, college skills workshops, supervised study halls, and computer assisted instruction. The CAE is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the academic year.
Every student is assigned a faculty advisor through the Office of Academic Advisement. This is the place to go to file a formal declaration or change of major and for answers to questions regarding academic policies and procedures. Permission to take off-campus courses must be approved by the Director of Academic Advisement.
The faculty advisor is available during posted office hours and by appointment. The advisor’s role is to assist the student in academic planning, course selection and academic counseling. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with the assigned faculty advisor as required, but at least twice per semester, and to comply with all the provisions and regulations pertaining to his/her degree program. Students admitted to the College through Aquinas Success are required to meet with their advisors on a schedule set by the advisor. Students on academic probation are also required to meet with their advisor as determined by the advisor.
The Director of International Study provides academic, social, and practical support to international students and cultural orientation of international students to the College and the US. The Director also assists in the College’s commitment to internationalize the educational experience for all its students.
The College Level Examination Program is designed to award college credit to students who have acquired academic knowledge outside the traditional classroom situation.
Students who have been accepted for matriculation in a degree program at St. Thomas Aquinas College may be awarded:
• Thirty CLEP credits towards the Bachelor’s degree
• Fifteen CLEP credits towards the Associate degree
All students who wish to take any CLEP exam must register through the office Academic Advisement. Complete regulations, procedures and applications are available in that office.