Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) helps students achieve academic success at Norwich University.

The center’s professional staff and peer tutors offer comprehensive individualized and group tutoring across the curriculum. The center helps students improve their study, time management, and organizational skills, and provides counseling and coaching for specific academic areas.

Each semester, the center works with about 900 students, many of whom consistently make the Dean’s List.

In addition, the center serves students for whom English is a second language, students with disabilities, and students in academic difficulty.

Conveniently located on the fourth floor of the Kreitzberg Library, the center is a great place to learn how to study and improve your college performance.

AAC Hours

Mondays: 8 am – 10 pm
Tuesdays: 8 am – 9 pm (closed for staff meetings on Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesdays: 8 am – 8 pm
Thursdays: 8 am – 10 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Peer Tutors meet Sunday – Friday by appointment

AAC Services

General academic help

General academic help, available if you are a student at Norwich University, is provided by Professional Senior Tutors and Peer Tutors:

Professional Senior Tutors/Learning Specialists:

  • help you learn better time-management, organization, and study skills
  • help you develop better writing skills
  • help you in specific subject areas, like math, English, and social sciences such as criminal justice, history, psychology and others
  • act as academic coaches and mentors to keep you on track
  • meet with you on an as-needed or regular basis.

Peer Tutors:

  • help you succeed in specific courses in sciences, engineering, foreign languages, and math
  • meet with you one-on-one on a regular, weekly basis
  • run drop-in help sessions in math, biology, and other subjects

The CAM Program

The Corporal/Civilian Academic Mentoring (CAM) program is designed to guide freshmen through the transition from high school to college. Academically successful sophomores meet with freshmen regularly during their first semester in order to fine-tune their academic skills and to point them to the various resources on campus. Since mentors are assigned by majors, or schools, they also provide valuable information that is specific to their disciplines.

Services for students with disabilities

Services for students with disabilities, available if you have a suspected or documented disability, are provided by the Coordinator of Specialized Student Services:

Coordinator of Specialized Student Services:

  • Helps you with the process of properly documenting your disability
  • orients you to your Educational Profile and Academic Accommodations
  • provides training and information about assistive technology
  • facilitates communication with faculty, staff, and family members, with your permission
  • provides academic coaching and counseling
  • meets with you on an as-needed or regular basis.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Services

English as a Second Language (ESL) Services, available to all international and American students for whom English is not your first language:

International/ ESL Students Specialist:

  • Helps you become a more fluent reader, speaker, listener and writer in English
  • helps you learn and understand American culture and how it impacts American English
  • organizes cultural and social events that make English language learning interesting and rewarding
  • teaches EN 105/106, an English class specifically designed for international students
  • meets with you on an as-needed or regular basis.

Academic Probation Program

The Academic Probation Program, mandatory if your GPA drops below good standing requirements, is administered by the Coordinator of Academic Probation:

Coordinator of Academic Probation:

  • helps you devise a plan to overcame academic difficulties
  • provides academic coaching and mentoring
  • determines and suggests appropriate help for you
  • monitors academic progress
  • helps you learn better planning, time-management, and study skills
  • meets with you on a regular basis.

Re-admit Mentoring Program

The Re-admit Mentoring Program supports students who have been previously dismissed from the University for academic reasons and have then been re-admitted to Norwich by the Committee on Academic Standing and Degrees (CASD). The mandatory mentoring is designed to help students return to good academic standing.

Re-admit Coordinator:

  • meets with you weekly
  • provides academic coaching and mentoring
  • aids you in finding appropriate help
  • helps you develop an academic plan
  • monitors your progress

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