Academic Success Center

Heidelberg University (OH)

The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Heidelberg University helps at-risk students reach their academic potential by providing individual and group tutoring, individual consultations, ongoing support and referral services for students seeking to improve learning skills, workshops on learning strategies and career development, and online study-skills information. In addition to taking certain required courses, students in the program meet regularly throughout the semester with the ASC director.

Any Heidelburg student can take advantage of the center's academic support and enrichment services. 

The center also provides faculty and staff development. ASC also oversees the STARTS (Staying on Track and Reaching Toward Success) program, which is designed to help students who need additional academic support during their first year at the university.

Funding for the ASC is provided by the university.

Bottom Line:  There has been a significant bump in retention of "at-risk" students - in the range of 5-10 percent - since the university developed the center.

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