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The Academic Success Center provides academic advising to a variety of special population students. During advising sessions, academic plans are created with an Academic Success Center staff member by assessing the students' needs, goals, interests, and prior academic experiences in order to guide students to a successful academic plan. In addition, students are advised on university policies, programs of study, degree options, and possible consequences about their academic decisions. Academic advising is provided on an individual or group setting.

Student Populations we advise:

  • General Education: students who have not declared a major (i.e. undecided)
  • Nursing Applicants: students who have not yet met the nursing requirements
  • Probationary Students: students that have demonstrated academic difficulty while attending Lander
  • Summer Advisement: during the months of May - August (when there are fewer faculty advisors on campus)
  • Transfer students: new students who are transferring in from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities.

First-Year Advising

Our mission as Academic Success Advisors is to engage first-year students in clarifying their educational goals and offering academic and social direction through an enriched, proactive, advising model.

What is advising?

Each Lander student will have a first-year advisor who can assist in several areas: choosing a major, exploring career options, responding to early alert concerns from professors and selecting courses for the following semester. The advisor gives advice: students must take responsibility for their own choices, for selection of their academic program, and for meeting university deadlines. Students will transition to a faculty advisor in their chosen major for their sophomore, junior, and senior year.

When do I meet with my Advisor?

Students will meet their advisors during summer preview and orientation events, and are required to meet with their advisors at least once during the semester to schedule classes for the following term. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at any point throughout the semester, with any questions they may have.

Retention Programs

The Student Academic Success Program (SASP) - provides individualized assessment of students on academic probation. Students are given specific advice on courses to repeat, study skill workshop, courses to attend, and tutorial services.

Early Alert/Student Concern - helps identify students who are having difficulty in coursework early in the term. These students are referred to the Academic Success Center by the student concern/early alert form for tutorial assistance, study skills enhancement, and/or counseling.

College Seminar 101 (CSEM 101) - designed to help students develop effective study skills. In College Seminar, students refine their skills through peer interaction and direct application of newly acquired skills to apply to their current coursework. This course examines various topics needed for college success (i.e. note taking, time management, concentration, study strategies, test taking strategies and test anxiety).

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