1. Where is the Aspire Program located?
The Aspire Program is located on the first floor of the Elliot Center.
2. Is Aspire a program just for students with disabilities?
Aspire offers academic support for students with documented disabilities, but also offers programs to all students on campus such as study skill workshops and peer tutoring.
3. What are the eligibility criteria for the Aspire Program?
You may be eligible for these no cost services if you are a first generation college student (neither of your parents or legal guardians have graduated from a four-year college) and /or you are getting financial aid and meet federal low-income criteria. If you have a documented learning or physical disability, we can support your learning and college experience.
4. Is tutoring available through the Aspire Program for a fee?
Tutoring is free to all students on campus, yet is supported by student fees as a part of tuition.
5. What is Summer Link?
Link is a highly supportive introductory college program designed to enhance students’ confidence levels and academic study skills, and support access to other institutional services.
6. Are study skills workshops only available to Aspire eligible students?
Study skill workshops are offered campus wide despite eligibility criteria and may include topics such as:
- Time management
- Textbook reading
- Test preparation
7. What is a balanced academic schedule?
A balanced schedule should include a mix of General Education and major study courses, a balance between large lecture classes and smaller, interactive classes. An Aspire education counselor can help you match your best time of day and learning style with the length of class and the instructor’s teaching style.
8. Is the Supplemental Instruction Program (SI) only for students who are not doing well in class?
The SI Program offers group support to students in historically difficult courses. These targeted courses are peer facilitated by students who have taken the course and done well. It has been shown that students who study in groups not only learn more, they also learn better.