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Academic Development & Support Center

Academic Development & Support Center Mission Statement
The Academic Development & Support Center at Georgian Court University provides assistance to all Georgian Court University undergraduate students in developing and enhancing their academic skills in a supportive and caring environment. Students are encouraged to become self-advocating, active learners as they pursue and complete their degrees.
The services within the Academic Development & Support Center (ADSC) include:

  • Disabilities Services:  Students may request accommodations and obtain a 504 plan based on documentation of a disability under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Accommodations are based on students' disabilities and individual needs link to Dis Serv page.  There is no charge for accommodations. **We provide testing accommodations in ADSC.

**For students who feel they are in need of structured and formal assistance to optimize academic performance beyond their accommodations, we offer:

  • The Learning Connection (TLC), which is a fee based support program for students with learning disabilities or other disabilities that impact their academic performance. Students receive individual scheduled sessions of tutoring/coaching for two hours per week from professional staff members called Academic Development Specialists, who have expertise and training in working with students who need extra support and assistance, both academically and personally.
  • Peer Tutoring: This is a service that is free of charge. Students who have obtained B+ or higher in various courses will tutor other students. Peer tutors have received training on various strategies and techniques to assist students who require this service. This service is free of charge. Some professors have policies on obtaining blue sheets as proof of tutoring attendance resulting in extra points, extra credit, etc. Note:  Not all professors accept blue sheets, so check with your professors' policies.
  • Advising: Advising offers assistance to all students and supplements faculty in the development of student educational plans that are compatible with their career and life goals.  This area provides academic advising for all students with undeclared majors and helps them explore options, choose a major, and finalize a program of study.
  • Accuplacer Testing:  This test is administered in ADSC to challenge placement in mathematics, reading, writing, and foreign language. Students may need to take/retake this test for certain departments to obtain passing scores for their program of study. 

Peer Tutoring
Please review the updated tutoring schedule to view the hours that are available for the Spring 2015 semester link.
The Academic Development and Support Center is located in the lower level of the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham library.

Director of the Academic Development and Support Center:                       
Luana E. Fahr, M.S.Ed, LDT-C                                                           
Staff Assistant:
Lisa Capurso 732.987.2363

Academic Development Specialists:

Linda Harden 732.987.2718
Dixita Malatesta 732.987.2360  
Marie Mascitelli  732.987.2649
Felicia Younger 732.987.2647

Tutor Coordinators (Grad Assistants):
Nicole Ioverio: 
Alicia Quayson:

Academic Advisor:
Kathleen Gallant  732.987.2379

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