The Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE)
The Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE)
CASE provides students with the academic advising, programming, tools and resources needed to successfully manage the college experience and achieve their academic goals. In collaboration with the schools and colleges CASE assists students with the transition to college-level work and supports their academic endeavors throughout their entire college career. The following programs and services are provided to students in their first year and beyond:
First-Year Academic Advising
A student’s academic program, spread over four years or eight semesters, consists of: (1) a series of required courses across a wide breadth of disciplines (core courses), (2) courses in an area of study (your major) that you are particularly interested in (there are over 50 majors and minors to choose from), and (3) elective courses—taken just for fun, exploration, or enrichment. You will be assigned a first-year advisor who will help you navigate your way through the curriculum during your first year. Specially trained faculty advisors from many disciplines are paired with first-year students for their entire freshman year. The faculty advisors work closely with CASE to create an academic support network for first-year students.
Testing and Registration
CASE administers testing and coordinates course registration for incoming first-year students. Please prepare for your placement test, as these scores determine the appropriate math, writing and reading courses you should take. Practice materials have been made available to you here.
You will be pre-registered for your first semester courses based on your placement scores. Adjustments to your schedule may be made during our ADD/DROP period. The ADD/DROP period is typically held during the first week of classes. Deans and academic advisors are available each day of the ADD/DROP period in CASE to help students change their schedules. Add/drop dates and other Important registration dates can be found on our academic calendar saintpeters.edu/academic-calendar.
After your first semester, if you in good academic standing, and after you consult with your advisor, you may register yourself on-line in SPIRIT. At any time, you can also log onto SPIRIT and view your academic record, as well. If you need help getting started with SPIRIT you may contact CASE (email@example.com) or IT Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Center for Academic Success and Engagement provides professional and peer tutors for: writing, mathematics and a variety of specialized subjects. The tutors can also assist with study skills and research paper preparation.
Transfer and Advanced Credit Services
Students with advanced credit (i.e. AP, College-level coursework, IB) may have their official test scores or official transcripts (college) forwarded to the Center for Academic Success and Engagement for transfer equivalency. In general, Saint Peter’s will evaluate advanced credit but require minimum scores/grades. In some cases, students may still be required to take coursework relative to their program of study. If this happens, credit may be awarded as elective credit rather than credit toward completing a degree.
Learning Support Programming & Workshops
Our workshops are designed to support student success in and outside of the classroom. In collaboration with a variety of campus partners, we are able to offer free workshops to students interested in developing their academic, career, global, wellness and leadership skills.
Peer Mentoring Program
Our GEMS peer mentors (Getting Engaged Mentoring Students) are assigned to all freshman seminar classes. The role of a peer mentor is to connect with students, build a feeling of community, and serve as a liaison to campus resources. Peer mentors also provide help with course content, study skills, and time management.
Saint Peter’s University provides support for students with learning, physical, and psychological disabilities. Students with documented disabilities who are requesting accommodations of any kind should be registered with the Disability Coordinator in the Center for Academic Success and Engagement. Please contact email@example.com with accommodation inquiries.
TRiO Student Support Services is a federal funded program through the U.S. Department of Education designed to help low-income, first generational and or students with a disability stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.” The mission of the Saint Peter’s University Student Support Services program is to develop and implement a persistence, retention and graduation rate through activities within our E.D.G.E. (Engage, Discover, Gain Experience, Excel) program. Our TRiO Student Support Services Program is designed to improve academic performance, increase student motivation, and facilitate transitions from one college level of education to the next.
Communication, Communication, Communication!
When you have a question or a concern, we want you to get an answer as soon as possible. For questions related to registration, your course schedule, academic advising, tutoring, course credit, or accommodations, start with the Center for Academic Success and Engagement! If your question or concern cannot be handled in the Center for Academic Success and Engagement, we will find out where you need to go and what you need to do. You can reach us by phone at 201-761-6038 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be times that the Center for Academic Success and Engagement will need to communicate with you by email and/or postal mail. It is your responsibility to regularly consult your postal mail and your Saint Peter’s University email. If your personal information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Enrollment Services immediately so that your permanent record can be changed.