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Navigating Your Path to Success: Academic Support Services

Explore a range of services tailored to your needs—academic advising, accommodations, study strategies, tutoring, and writing support. Our mission is clear—to provide you with the essential tools for navigating academic opportunities and fostering strategies for continuous personal and academic growth.

Your success is our priority. Every step of the way, we're here to support you in your journey toward achieving your educational and personal goals.

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Academic Support

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    The Center for Student Success and Engagement is dedicated to empowering students by providing tools for academic exploration and strategies for ongoing growth. With a primary mission of student development, the CSSE prioritizes student needs and concerns. CSSE is your hub for success and support.

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    Join CARE at Westfield State for academic growth. We offer tutoring, workshops, and one-on-one assistance, creating a circle of care with campus services. Our open, inclusive space and retention software (WSU360) ensure holistic support for all students, addressing housing, financial aid, and food insecurities.

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    Academic Advising: Your guide to success! Explore services for course selection, academic progress, and career goals. We're here to support your academic journey.

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    Our Reading and Writing Center is here to champion and inspire all students, faculty, and staff on your writing journey—helping you communicate your ideas and uncover new ones with confidence and support.

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    The Registrar's Office is your go-to for student registration, grade recording, transcript preparation, and your academic record. 

Access Accommodations

The Banacos Academic Center offers dedicated support through Disability Services and the Learning Disabilities Program. We provide tailored strategies, fostering an inclusive environment. Any student, graduate or undergraduate, can access reasonable accommodations at any time. Prospective students with LD or ADHD can benefit from our free LDP program for comprehensive support.

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Tutoring Support

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    Experience our robust peer-tutoring program, available to all undergraduates during Fall and Spring semesters. Enhance learning through tailored one-on-one sessions with trained peer tutors. We provide flexible times and locations, ensuring accessibility for all students. 

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    Welcome to the Math Tutoring Center at WSU! We offer expert tutoring for MATH100 and MATH200 courses, including precalculus, calculus, and statistics. Visit us in Wilson 317 for dedicated assistance to boost your confidence and performance in math.

Online Learning Support

The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) at Westfield State University supports students in online courses, offering training in course design and PLATO system use. Access our rich lending library for online learning resources and receive personalized assistance. Additionally, Plato Online Learning offers free tutoring services in various subjects for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Support Programs for Qualifying Students

At Westfield State, students meeting specific criteria can access a range of support programs aimed at ensuring success throughout their college experience.

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    Located within the Banacos Center, The Learning Disabilities Program operates as an academic support initiative for incoming first-time, first-year students with a primary or secondary diagnosis of a learning disorder and/or ADHD.

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    TRIO is a comprehensive academic support program for students who are first-generation college students, students with low income, and/or students with disabilities. TRIO guides students to maximize their resources and opportunities at Westfield State while supporting their growth as scholars and as emerging professionals. TRIO students work one-on-one with a TRIO advisor throughout their time at Westfield State.

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    Founded in 1968, the LEAD Scholars Program, formerly known as the Urban Education Program, initially aimed to provide college access, mentoring, and academic advising to students of color during a turbulent social climate. Evolving over time, the program now extends its holistic support services to all students who identify as first-generation or demonstrate financial need. Embracing diversity in ethnic and educational backgrounds, the Urban Education Program is dedicated to increasing the representation of historically excluded populations in higher education.

Veteran and Military Services

At Westfield State University, we support all military-connected students, including active military, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and their dependents. Our Military Community Excellence Center (MCEC) in Bates Hall offers resources, study space with laptops, and amenities like coffee and snacks. It's also the meeting place for the Westfield State Veterans Alliance club. Whether utilizing benefits or not, we're here for our military-connected community.

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