Student Success Center

The Student Success Center helps students achieve academic success through advising, academic support, career advising, and assisting students who are transitioning to college. Depending on each student’s individual needs, they are paired with the appropriate resources on campus including but not limited to: an academic advisor, a student success specialist, a career counselor, or a tutor.

- Academic Advising
- Monitoring Academic Progress
- Tutoring (Tutorial and Academic Support Center)
- The First Year Experience
- Conditional Admission Program
- Academic Probation Program
- Electronic Portfolios
- Disability Services
- Career and Internship Services

Academic Advising

Upon arriving at Culver-Stockton College, each student is assigned an academic advisor.  Academic advising is an educational process in which the faculty member engages the student in exploration of academic opportunities and planning for the desired career.  The process, just as important as the degree completion outcome, is far more intensive and developmental than simply assisting students with course selection and registration.  Meaningful academic advising requires active participation from both the student and faculty member, and involves interpersonal dialogue, mentoring, teaching, empowerment and mutual responsibility.
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Monitoring academic progress

Early Alert: At the first sign a student is struggling in a course, faculty members can refer students to the early alert system.  The Student Success Center staff will then meet with the student and together they will create a plan to aid the student in completing the semester successfully.

3-week Academic progress reports:  In order to effectively monitor student academic status, faculty submit an early indication of attendance, class participation and work completed by rating each student "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" for each category after the first 3 weeks of the semester. Academic advisors then meet with students to discuss their academic progress.

Midterm grades: Faculty submit midterm grades just after the six week point in the semester. This process allows students and their advisors to assess their academic progress and make course corrections and celebrate successes.


This project is a great opportunity for students to reflect on the amazing and transformative experiences that result from our unique curriculum at Culver-Stockton College.  E-portfolios are a comprehensive way to monitor and reflect on student growth, a tool to assess student learning, and an opportunity for students to market themselves to future employers.

Academic Probation

Academic Standing for Full-Time Students: Any student whose GPA falls below a 2.0, the Academic Standards Committee may designate that student as a contract student. Students who are placed on contractual good standing or on academic probation must enroll in CS 102 the semester immediately following placement on contractual good standing or probationary status. The student must submit, in writing, rationale to the Associate Dean for Student Success to be exempt from taking CS 102. If the student has already completed CS 102, with a C or better, the student will not be required to re-take it.

First-Year Experience

The Culver-Stockton College First-Year Experience (FYE) course is intended to assist new students with the intellectual, academic, and social transition to higher education. Students in this course are united by a shared interest which will serve as a catalyst for intellectual pursuit, developing academic success skills, making connections campus-wide, and adjusting to collegiate expectations.

- Conditional Admission
- Committee Admission*
- Composite ACT of 17 or below (SAT CR+M combined of 810-850) and/or
- Grade point average below a 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Conditions on 1st semester:
- May take no more than 15 semester credit hours;
- Must be enrolled in a mentoring program (CS 101);
- Must maintain satisfactory academic progress;

CS 101: Orientation to College Learning Course Description: This course is designed to assist students in developing study strategies and executive functioning skills necessary for academic success in college.  Students will increase understanding of and use of study techniques, create a functional understanding of their learning styles, and learn to effectively manage time and priorities in college through the use of planning and time management techniques.  Successful students will learn to apply study techniques to enhance their success in other courses and in their college career.

CS 101: Orientation to College Learning Course Objectives:
- Understand and use various study techniques for college success  Study techniques include:
- Memory and learning,
- Note-taking,
- Concentration,
- Reading college textbooks,
- Exam preparation,
- And test-taking strategies
- Develop a functional understanding of learning styles
- Employ effective time management techniques


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