Athletic Academic Services
The Athletic Academic Services Program consists of a weekly individual half-hour academic counseling appointment with a learning specialist, evening study halls, and additional subject specific tutoring appointments as needed. The focus of the academic counseling and learning strategies appointments is twofold. First, they focus on helping incoming freshman student-athletes with transitional issues like planning and organization. Organization and planning are particularly important for all student-athletes because of team travel commitments and the unique time demands of being a student-athlete. Second, these weekly appointments also function as an early warning system. By getting regular weekly feedback from the student-athlete, his or her learning specialist can identify and address academic problems quickly. If an issue arises, the learning specialist can place the student-athlete in subject specific tutoring and/or communicate with the student-athlete's coaches to address it immediately. During these study halls, students have access to the range of tutoring services in the Student Success Center. In addition, the staff that monitors these study halls is composed of learning specialists who are cross trained to tutor students in writing, learning strategies, and at least one other academic discipline.