Welcome to the Academic Access Program
The Academic Access Program is an academic program that offers classes in college readiness as well as individualized tutoring. We are located in Larrison Hall, Room 120.
When searching for classes, the Academic Access classes are listed as ACAD classes.
ACAD stands for Academic Skills Workshop. ACAD classes focus on the skills required for college success. These skills include reading strategies, study skills, notetaking, organization, time management, and vocabulary development. ACAD 084 is supplemented by weekly scheduled one-hour personalized tutoring sessions in which students may apply the strategies learned in class to their content area courses.
Upon completion of the Academic Access series of classroom offerings, upper-level students are encouraged to enroll in an Academic Access hybrid course that is comprised of weekly two-hour private tutoring sessions in conjunction with an online component.
Here is a description of the courses offered in the Academic Access Program:
- ACAD 081 is a summer course designed to help students transition from high school to college life and to the demanding nature of college courses.
- ACAD 084 introduces students to the reading and study techniques needed for survival in college courses. Sample topics include reading for comprehension, notetaking, organization, and vocabulary development.
The following course includes two hours of weekly tutoring:
- ACAD 089 is offered to upper-level students needing one-on-one assistance in their content area courses. In addition to weekly scheduled tutoring sessions, this hybrid course includes an online component in which students are required to respond to weekly questions or to complete short assignments that enable them to further hone the skills acquired in previous Academic Access courses.
Please contact us if you have any questions, or stop in to the program office.