Student Academic Support Services
Student Success Center
The Academic Support Services Staff at Five Towns College is dedicated to promoting a fulfilling and successful academic experience for all students. Specialized programs are designed specifically for students who meet requirements respective to each program. Faculty and peer tutoring services are provided for all Five Towns College students.
The Student Success Center is located in Rooms 104 and 106, and is where the Academic Support Center is housed. The Academic Support Center is open to all Five Towns College students on a drop-in basis. The Center provides tutoring, academic counseling, learning strategy seminars, and a variety of other services designed to help each student reach his or her academic potential. The Center also administers the College’s HEOP and MORE programs.
Higher Education Opportunity Program
HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) is designed for academically and economically disadvantaged students. If selected for the program, HEOP participants are required to attend a pre-freshman program during the summer preceding fall entry. Advising, counseling, tutoring and financial assistance are provided for these students for the duration of their degree programs if eligibility requirements are continuously met.
MORE (Motivation, Organization, Responsibility, and Enthusiasm) is designed to provide support services and reasonable learning accommodations to students with disabilities.
One of the forms of academic assistance given to students who require help in their courses is the tutoring service provided by faculty members and peer tutors. A student can see his/her instructors during office hours. A student can also receive assistance in the Academic Support Center. Students who have specific questions or need extra attention in order to master course material in Keyboard, Harmony, Sight Singing or Ear Training classes may obtain assistance from a member of the music faculty in the Music Division Office, the Keyboard Lab, or the Student Success Center.
Academic planning and advisement are an integral part of the ongoing educational process at the College and begin as soon as a student is accepted. Each student is assigned to a faculty member who serves as his/her academic advisor. Conferences with academic advisors provide opportunities for students to plan their programs and review their academic progress. Prior to each registration period academic advisors help students to prepare their programs for the following semester. Academic advisors may be consulted for individual needs at any time throughout the academic year during a regular schedule of office hours. Although academic advisement is provided, students are solely responsible for their course selections and for meeting degree requirements.
Personal Counseling & Wellness Services
The individuality of each student is a basic concern of the College. Every effort is made to provide an environment in which each student can develop his or her particular capabilities and interests to the fullest. The College Counseling Office provides personal counseling in a confidential setting to assist students in making decisions related to personal and academic situations. Referrals to outside professional agencies may be made in situations requiring more specialized counseling.
The College Counseling Office provides support and referrals for professional psychological services. Lectures and literature are offered in such areas as sex, family, marriage, nutrition, and personal health. The College does not provide on-campus medical services, but does maintain a relationship with the Dolan Health Center off campus for students. In addition, the College does require that students purchase mandatory health insurance through the College, unless they present proof of health insurance through their own provider at the time of registration or re-registration.