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Academic Support Center

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The Academic Support Center (ASC) was created to strengthen SWOSU's efforts toward student retention and degree completion. The Center integrates support services provided by the Office of Retention Management, the Student Success Center, and Career Exploration. Student services in the ASC include pre-advising assistance, career exploration services, academic tutoring, peer mentoring, and academic coaching from a professionally trained staff in each of these areas. Students can get assistance with time management, organization, study skills, and major selection. To make an appointment, please click on the link below. We look forward to working with you!

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Services

Academic Coaches are available to speak with students to explore strategies for academic success, enrollment, and financial aid policies. Additionally, coaches are equipped to lead students through topics such as financial planning, budgeting, and finding pathways to graduation.

The Academic Support Center oversees the Academic Hold course required for enrollment of all students continuing on Academic Probation or returning from an Academic Suspension. The course involves three modules designed to inform students about campus policies related to Satisfactory Academic Progress and how to return to good standing. Please contact the ASC if you have questions about the course.

Staff and students in the Academic Support Center are knowledgeable about support services available to students both on and off campus. If needed, students coming in for services may receive appropriate referrals and support in contacting resources on campus to address their needs.

Career Exploration is available to assist students with resume critiques and mock interviews. Staff are also able to guide undecided students through major/career exploration activities to discover potential career paths.

Midterm grading of general education courses for students earning a D,F, or U is coordinated through the Academic Support Center. Each student is contacted with available resources and encouraged to contact their instructor and advisor for additional academic support. Students are made aware of optional one-on-one meetings available with ASC staff.

Faculty are encouraged to refer students to Academic Support Center if they have concerns about a student. A staff member in the Academic Support Center will attempt to contact the student and address the faculty person’s concerns. Students will be offered Mentor Meetings and given referrals to other on-campus services as needed.

The newly redesigned Learning Lounge, located in Stafford 118, is open to all SWOSU students. This study space offers comfortable seating, wifi and network internet, and subject tutors available to answer one-on-one questions.

Graduate assistants (GA) support the Academic Support Center in the instruction of College Success courses. The GAs conduct Mentor Meetings in one-on-one and group settings with College Success students to assist in the identification of strengths as well as to address and correct academic weaknesses. The GA are knowledgeable regarding campus services available to students and conduct appropriate referrals as needed.

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Student Success Center is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Total funding for the five-year project is $2,178,948. The SSC is designed to strengthen student academic performance and college achievement by offering SWOSU students additional specialized services, resources and technology.

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