Center for Student Success

Student Support Services

The Center for Student Success works to inspire confidence, increase student competence, and create self-reflective learners in a friendly, welcoming environment. Our comprehensive programs are designed to help you grow academically, personally, and professionally.

Through the development of independent learning skills, our services help you develop a deeper understanding of classroom concepts, reinforce the integration of ideas between courses, and ultimately improve your chances of academic success.


Peer Tutoring
A peer-to-peer tutoring service supporting core science and math courses.

Peer Mentoring
Upperclass students are matched with incoming students to ease their transitions to ACPHS.

Writing Center
Staffed by professional and peer tutors, the Writing Center is a free, one-to-one service available to all ACPHS students. 

Academic and Study Skills Workshops and Consultations
For students seeking to better understand and strengthen their strategies for academic success.

Career Services
The Center for Student Success provides current students with instruction in career education, planning, and development, plus opportunities to connect with potential employers via a range of events and resources. 


What if I’ve tried everything I can think of to study better, and it’s just not paying off?

Many of us take for granted our ability to learn until we’re put in new and challenging environments. If you’ve tried everything you can think of, or if learning has become a chore or struggle, it may be time to take a fresh, objective view of your study habits and strengths.

An appointment with Student Support Services can provide you with just such an objective view, as well as give you helpful hints and suggestions for improving your habits.


How can a faculty member refer a student or advisee who might be struggling in their courses?

Ask whether the student has used resources such as faculty review sessions (if available), tutoring, or study groups, and if he or she is agreeable to seeking assistance.

Inform the student about the online tutoring sign-up service Upswing. Help them make an appointment if necessary.

If the student would benefit from a consultation, provide contact information for a Student Support Specialist (see sidebar of this page).

Or, call our office while the student is in your office to ensure the student follows through with the referral. It may also be appropriate to walk the student to the office if they are upset, nervous, or unaware of the resource.