Student Success Center
The mission of the Student Success Center is to provided interventions and individual success plans which enable students to attain academic coursework success and ultimately degree completion. This is coordinated through several services of the center including peer tutoring, early warning interventions, probation student support, accommodations for students with learning challenges and the TLC program. Other services provided are placement testing, CLEP and DANTE testing as well as other credit bearing exams.
The Student Success Center is located in the Lower Level of the Library.
Free Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutoring is a FREE drop-in service provided to undergraduate students of the university. All Peer Tutors have successfully, completed courses at the collegiate level and are able to aid you through a series of study and learning techniques. The Peer Tutors are trained to help you learn concepts, develop themes, outline research, and edit written work. It is strongly recommended that you review the schedule of peer tutors as all subjects are not available at all times.
Please review the updated tutoring schedule to view the hours that are available for finals, as these hours are different from those listed for the Fall 2013 schedule.
Semester Fall Hours
Early Alert Interventions
Sometimes students get off course, here at GCU the faculty and staff are committed to your success. We have developed an Early Warning or Early Alert System which enables faculty to notify our intervention team when you are struggling. Our intervention team, comprised of Academic Support Specialist, then goes into action to work with you toward a successful outcome. Working together we create an individual success plan to help you achieve your goals.
Probationary Student Support
All students on probation need to complete a contract with the Student Success Center. This contract is an agreement to utilize services provided to you for the improvement of your academic transcript. The Academic Support Specialist is assigned to work with you to aid in your development of key skill for academic success including, time management, study techniques, avoiding academic pitfalls, text anxiety and many more.
Testing to Earn College Level Credits
Students may be eligible to take examinations to prove comprehensive understanding of course material in exchange of coursework. There are many tests GCU supports through the Student Success Center including the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES subject standardized tests. It is recommended that students contact the Center for specific test information and credentialing prior to taking the exams.