Academic Support

The following services are available to SSS participants.

  • Individualized consultation is available in the following areas:
    • Learning and Study Skill Development.  Developing study schedules, improving note-taking, reading, writing and test-taking skills.  
    • Academic Planning.  Course planning prior to meeting with academic advisors; identifying the consequences of selecting the S/U option for a course or for dropping or withdrawing from a course; and/or transferring to another school or withdrawing from SUNY Potsdam.
    • Peer Content Tutoring.  Improving  course specific skills while mastering course content.  Tutors and students meet at mutually convenient times and locations. 

      Students may request peer content tutors in a maximum of two courses;
      • 100-200 level requests are limited to three hours per week with a tutor;
      • 300 level requests are limited to two hours per week with a tutor;
      • 400 level requests are accepted on a case by case basis.
    • Advocacy.  SSS staff members not only advocate for students, but also assist them in becoming strong self-advocates.
    • Enhanced Early Alerts.  Reviewing  narrative feedback from faculty prior to mid-term/early alerts.  Information gained from reviewing these reports help students improve their performance or confirm that their current strategies are working.
    • Academic Recovery Program.  SSS staff members work closely with students on Warning or Probation to regain Acceptable Academic Standing.

  • Resources
    • NEW! Room 125 Sisson is now the SSS Tutoring/Study Room. Check it out!
    • TIP sheets, and workbooks on a variety of learning skills and study strategies are available in the SSS Office and in Room 125, SSS Tutoring/Study Room.
    • Academic Support Office/Tutoring Program referrals provide students with additional assistance in courses.
    • NEW! Student Support Services Suggestions for Forming a Study Group (PDF)
    • NEW! Visit the CWC website for resources for improving your writing and avoiding plagiarism.