Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC), located in the Joan Weill Adirondack Library, offers a broad range of services, at no charge, to Paul Smith's College students. Our professional staff and peer tutors provide students with the personal support to help them transition to college and achieve their goal of graduating from PSC. Students can choose from a variety of service options including peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), academic success counseling, study groups, writing assistance, and assistance with academic withdrawal from the college.

Peer Tutoring
Available to all students in most subjects offered at the College. Regularly scheduled tutoring is designed based upon studentneeds and tutor availability and may be arranged as individual or in small groups.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Offers students an opportunity to meet on a regular basis to review notes, discuss important concepts and develop study strategies. It is available for a variety of high enrollment/high challenge courses each semester and sessions are led by SI leaders who have successfully completed the course and work closely with the professor. The SI and Study Group schedule is posted online and in the Academic Success Center. It is updated throughout the semester.

Academic Success Counseling
Success counseling is provided on an individual basis focusing on each student’s needs. These may include improving time management techniques. Study methods or how to incorporate personal interests into academics. Success counseling is also provided as part of the Academic Recovery Program and Transitional Program.

Study Groups/Workshops
Led by peer tutors; they provide a great opportunity to review material, work on problems and review for tests. Study groups are arranged on an as-needed basis throughout the semester and are posted on our SI and Study Group schedule available online and in the Academic Success Center.

Writing Center
Assistance for writing in any course is provided by peer writing consultants and faculty. Students may develop writing plans, review drafts, and learn skills needed for information competency.

For additional information contact the Academic Success Center Director at or visit uson Starfish in My Success Network.

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