Academic Services

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 Success and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. The Dean oversees the Aquinas Leaders Experiential Learning Program as well. Students in that program are identified as part of their college application and it is only open to incoming freshmen who meet the requirements.

The Academic Services Office is located in Spellman 106. Students are encouraged to stop in and set an appointment to discuss their academic plan or available services.

The Center for Academic Excellence

(The Center will operate virtuallyi for the FAll 2020 semester. Student tutors will work with students via Zoom or Google Meet. You may request assistance for tutoring by completing a Tutor Request Form.)

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 typically opened for in person visits Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the academic year. During the fall 2020 semester the Tutoring Center will need to safeguard our students and continue to offer tutoring services virtually. The Center is open as a study area for a limited number of students every day. Simply stop in to see if we have a private study area for you. Students who would like to be a tutor for a particular subject may complete the Tutor Application.

STAC 101

This is a course that reviews and enhances orientation, study skills, career and academic planning and the individual interpersonal competence necessary for college success. Guest speakers are invited to most sessions of the STAC 101 class to discuss topical areas important for new college freshmen to understand as they acclimate to college life.

One of the key topics in the Fall 2020 STAC 101 currriculum is Social Justice. The college, under the leadership of new president Ken Daly, has been bringing students together for a Social Justice and Equity Forum.

The Arthur O. Eve 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 graduates a higher than average percentage of its students. This program provides exceptional financial support from the College; New York State; and the federal government.