Academic support at St. Lawrence focuses on the holistic educational experience and can be found in every space on campus. Our goal is to empower your undergraduate journey and prepare you to take on the world here on campus and beyond.
Academic Advising Programs and Services
The office of Academic Advising, located in the Fox Center for Academic Opportunity, serves as a connective hub of activities and opportunities that can help with your academic and personal growth.
Visit us for support and guidance on:
- Academic planning and strategizing
- Time management
- Study skills
- Reading and test-taking strategies
- Managing and overcoming academic challenges, including academic probation
Transitioning to college brings unique joys and challenges. Our First-Year Program (FYP) helps you navigate that change through assisted goal setting, personalized advising, and other resources to set you up for academic and personal success.
Our Sophomore Success Initiative includes sophomore year seminars, a network of faculty and alumni mentors, and dynamic events designed to connect you to the services you need to take advantage of as you make decisions like choosing your major(s). The goal: to aid your exploration of academic and professional interests, build your professional network, and create a bold, visionary plan for your future.
Our Student Accessibility Services team will make every effort to support you as you work toward success and reach your goals. They provide a wide range of support services and accommodations for students with learning differences and or medical conditions.
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a partnership between St. Lawrence University and the New York State Education Department, designed to find and support students who are capable and motivated to be successful as college students but whose test scores and/or high school grades do not meet regular admission standards and who come from very low-income families.
The purpose of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged undergraduate and graduate students who complete pre-professional or professional education programs of study that lead to professional licensure and to careers in mathematics, science, technology, and health-related fields.
St. Lawrence is one of 200 colleges and universities that offers the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which encourages the pursuit of doctoral study by involving students from underrepresented groups in multiple research-intensive experiences and providing extensive advising by faculty mentors. Students receive grant-funded stipends for their research work and opportunities to visit graduate schools and attend professional conferences, as well as monetary assistance in support of program goals.
The Career Connections Program helps to coordinate career-related resources, activities, and support already available at St. Lawrence, as well as develop new programs, opportunities, and connections for students to leverage their undergraduate academic, co-curricular, and work experiences effectively in their professional lives.
You can request a free peer tutor for a class in which you need help. Tutoring is available for most introductory courses and for many popular intermediate-level courses.
Chart Your Path to Academic Success
From helping you develop a network of mentors on campus to creating a holistic academic experience that allows you to pursue your interests, Academic Advising is here to help you achieve your goals. We don’t just tell you what you can do with your four years here. We help make a plan to achieve everything we know you're capable of.
Student-to-faculty ratio, supporting invaluable opportunities for one-on-one mentorship
of classes with 20 students or less, creating a unique and personal learning experience
faculty mentors students can choose from
Several distinct centers and resources to support student academic success, including:
- WORD Studio
- Peterson Quantitative Resource Center (PQRC)
- Language Resource Center
- Newell Center for Arts Technology
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
In the nation for “Best Colleges for Getting Over the Sophomore Slump” (Great Value Colleges, 2021)
Number of recommended courses you should take per semester to make appropriate progress towards graduation
majors and more than 40 minors allow you to create a unique academic journey
Of students pursue more than one major
Of recent graduates spent at least one semester studying off-campus
Off-campus study programs available in 20+ countries
Of students complete an internship by the time they graduate
Of students are employed or in graduate school full-time one year after graduation
graduates complete an advanced degree within five years of graduation
conduct original research before they graduate
Nearly 20 percent of St. Lawrence students are first-generation college students (students who are the first in their family to go to college). Our First-Gen Initiative has been developed to both support and celebrate this group of scholars.
An invaluable resource for you and your academic advisors, the Advising Toolkit provides quick answers to any of your questions regarding academic requirements for graduation, academic policies on a range of issues, and resources for navigating other common questions that come up in your advising relationship. We strive to empower you with knowledge so you can pursue the most meaningful opportunities for growth.
In our intentionally inclusive space, tutors in the W.O.R.D Studio support your written and oral communication, research, and design projects. Your classmates are trained to help with whatever you needs.
Peterson Quantitative Resource Center
Encouraging and developing quantitative reasoning, skills, and applications, the PQRC provides walk-in peer tutoring for students across all majors. You can gain help (or help others!) preparing for a quiz or exam, analyzing data, calculating and interpreting statistics, using quantitative software, designing an experiment, or anything else that would support your academic success.
The Language Lab
Enhance your connection to the global community with state-of-the-art video conferencing and recording spaces in our language labs. You’ll also have access to foreign language films, dictionaries, music, software, games, and world maps.