Academic Development & Support Center
Enhance your academic skills in a supportive, caring environment. The Academic Development and Support Center (ADSC) offers tutoring and other academic support services so you can get the most out of your education at Georgian Court University.
The center is located on the lower level of the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library. The ADSC offers the following services:
- Disability Services: Any student can request accommodations and obtain a 504 Plan based on documentation of a disability under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. These are based on your individual needs. There is no charge for accommodations. GCU provides testing accommodations in the ADSC.
- Peer Tutoring: This service is provided by fellow GCU students who have obtained a B+ or higher in various courses and are trained as peer tutors.
- The Learning Connection (TLC): This fee-based support program can assist you if you have a learning difference that impacts your academic performance. Students receive tutoring/coaching sessions from professional staff members who can assist with personal and academic issues.
Need a Tutor?
The Academic Development and Support Center’s peer tutoring is an appointment based virtual tutoring service. It is staffed with upperclassmen students who maintain above a 3.0 cumulative GPA and tutor courses in which they’ve received a B+ or higher in. Peer tutors are well-rounded and can tutor in a variety of different subject areas. Is it important to note that peer tutoring is free of charge to all GCU students! To see tutors and subjects available and to make an appointment, please visit https://georgian.mywconline.com. First time users must make an account with their GCU email. Peer tutoring is available Mondays – Fridays from 8am – 6pm. If you see a course you need not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, so we can find one for you.
Want to become Become a Peer Tutor?
Want to help other students and give back to the GCU community as a peer tutor?
Tutors are required to:
- Obtain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Obtain a B+ or higher in the courses they wish to tutor
- Obtain 2 recommendations from Georgian Court University faculty members
- Be in good academic standing
- Obtain excellent interpersonal skills
If you are interested in a position that looks great on resumes and helps with some of the burdening costs of college life, then this is the position for you! If you have any questions about peer tutoring or becoming a peer tutor at GCU, please contact at email@example.com or call 732-987-2788.
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Georgian Court University is committed to ensuring that all students receive equal access to all services, programs, and activities. We support students with documented physical, sensory, learning, or psychological disabilities by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations in accordance with applicable laws such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Documentation of a disability from a licensed physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or other certified specialist is required. To request accommodations and/or academic adjustments, please contact our office. Visit our office in the Academic Development and Support Center on the lower level of the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library.
If you have any questions, please view our Frequently Asked Questions, contact us at 732-987-2646 or e-mail us.
Disability Services and Accommodations for Remote Learning During COVID-19
The Office of Disability Services in the Academic Development and Support Center (ADSC) intends to provide in-person appointments in the new academic year, as well as virtual appointments when necessary. The ADSC staff will continue to support both faculty and students during this transition to the face-to-face environment.
We would like to reassure students that accommodations approved by our office will apply for both in-person and online classes. Online accommodations may be offered in other ways, depending on the structure of the course. Although your usual accommodations will be listed on your letter, please note that some may not apply in a remote learning environment. It will be your responsibility to manage the learning environment where remote instruction occurs (e.g., distraction-reduced setting). Please discuss your accommodation plans with your professors as they pertain to each class. If you have questions about this, or need additional accommodations, please contact Luana Fahr, director of student success and academic support, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the following changes in our processes:
- Please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com or call 732-987-2363. We can schedule an appointment in office, or meet via video chat using Zoom or WebEx, if necessary.
- Please direct all questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the summer and academic year if you are requesting accommodations or are part of The Learning Connection (TLC). You may also leave a message at 732-987-2646 for the director.
- We will be administering tests in ADSC in the new academic year.
ADA accommodations for students registered with ADSC apply in both face-to-face and online settings. Although all student accommodations will be listed for consistency, please note that some may not apply to the online learning environment. Please e-mail email@example.com with any questions. Please note the following:
- All student accommodations will be listed on the accommodation letter regardless of course modality or content. At this time, students may need additional accommodations due to COVID-19 and the challenges they encounter.
- It is our intention to administer testing accommodations in the ADSC.
- Accommodation letters will look different for summer courses and will not require a student signature. Please review carefully. Forms will be revised for Fall 2021.
- Students will be encouraged to have interactive appointments with the director of student success and academic support, as usual, and to contact professors regarding their current concerns.
- “Extended time on exams” applies to timed online exams. A timed online exam is when a specific time frame (e.g., 60 minutes) is set for the students to complete the exam. In the case of students with an accommodation for 1.5x exam time, that student would need to access the exam for 90 minutes. This can be done through Blackboard.
- “Extended time on exams” does not apply to a “take-home” exam.
- “Extensions on assignments” must be upheld if this accommodation is authorized.
- Paper and pen tests must be made available if this accommodation is authorized.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
First, you must submit documentation of a disability to Disability Services. The documentation must have been dated within the past three years, be relevant to the requested accommodations, and must be prepared by a medical or other licensed professional. Also, please read the documentation guidelines. You may fill out the student forms ahead of time. Please bring your Documentation and Student Forms to the director of student success and academic support. Documentation may be sent ahead of time, before your appointment, to request accommodations. The forms are valid for one academic year.
No. All students with documentation of a disability may request accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at no charge.
Some examples are extended time for tests, distraction-reduced environment, note takers, and other accommodations dependent on student needs. Students may sign up as note takers for classes in which they are requested.
We offer The Learning Connection (TLC), a highly specialized, fee-based program for students with documented learning disabilities (or other disabilities that may impact their academic performance). The program offers individuals one-on-one support with an academic support specialist. To qualify, you must interview with the director of student success and academic support.
Highlights of The Learning Connection program include:
- a personalized tutoring/coaching program;
- guaranteed two hours per week of one-on-one sessions with academic development specialists that include content tutoring, organizational, study, and test-taking skills;
- support in transitioning from high school to college;
- evaluation of progress;
- development of socialization and life skills in a warm and friendly environment;
- high graduation rates throughout the years; and
- strong bonds with other members of the GCU community
No. Accommodations are free of charge under the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. TLC is a program that is fee-based for students that need professional tutoring and coaching.
If you have any questions about our services, or would like to set up an appointment, please connect with us using the contacts below.