Academic Planning_Student Support Services
Read this document to learn about common student support services.
Career Services personnel offer you assistance with writing resumes, finding a job, accessing career fairs, and applying to internships or graduate school.
Professional counselors offer confidential counseling and referral services at little or no cost to you.
Educational Accessibility Support (Disability) Services
Offices of Educational Accessibility help students with disabilities obtain accommodations through confidential services.
Colleges and universities provide support services for students who apply for financial aid through the government, private entities or the institution. Advisors guide students through the process of obtaining aid and answer questions about distribution and other financial aid processes.
Health care professionals are available to offer acute illness/injury care, along with preventative and other health-related services.
International Student Support Services
Students from outside the U.S. who attend colleges and universities in the U.S. typically have personnel dedicated to addressing their unique needs. If you’re attending college in the U.S. from another country, you will be able to access admission, cultural, transcript evaluation, registration, major and minor guidance, acclimation, and other services that will help you transition to U.S. practices.
The library provides access to computers, copy services, books, journals, and research assistance. In addition, you will find a quiet place to study or to work in groups at your institution’s library.
If you choose to live on campus, you will have access to residential assistants or advisors who are trained to assist you in a number of areas, ranging from answering simple questions about college life to facilitating programming and educational initiatives. These advisors are generally graduate and undergraduate students who are trained in leadership and communication skills. In addition, there are typically professional residence hall directors with college degrees who help to ensure a safe living environment for you.
Colleges and universities that receive federal funding must adhere to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Students enrolled in these institutions have access to Title IX staff members who assist with addressing reported sex discrimination.
Advisors, transfer counselors, and support staff are available to guide you in transfer planning. This includes providing information about transfer credit, college options and majors.
It is important to understand your academic needs so that you can identify when to ask for help. Depending on the college, tutoring may be available for foreign language, the sciences, humanities, and much more!
Many undergraduate programs require English Composition, English Literature, or other writing-intensive courses. As a result, many colleges have writing centers to help students of all ability levels.
Next Steps: Review the institutional profile to learn about your institution, then explore the campus resources available to you.