This office coordinates the academic and support services offered to all undergraduates. These services include the Center for Academic Excellence, Academic Recovery and STAC 101. We also provide two academic support programs: The Aquinas Seminar and the Higher Education Opportunity Program.
Center for Academic Excellence
The Center provides all students with the opportunity to become efficient and effective learners. The CAE offers tutoring, study groups, college skills workshops, supervised study halls. 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 3:00 p.m. during the academic year.
This is a course that reviews and enhances orientation, study skills, career and academic planning and the individual interpersonal competence necessary for college success.
The Aquinas Seminar/STAC 099
Students who demonstrate the potential and motivation for success in college yet who do not meet the College's regular admissions standards, may be admitted to the College as participants in the Aquinas Seminars Program. Students admitted through the Aquinas Seminar Program are offered additional academic support in order to reach their college graduation goals.
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
The HEOP Program is an academic support program supported by the College together with a grant provided by the New York State Education Department. Students attend an intensive five-week summer program to improve their basic academic skills prior to beginning their first year of college. The College provides supplementary academic advising, tutoring and study skills workshops and seminars. The HEOP Program has graduated more than 87% of its students.