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Academic Services and Support

Ƶapp University understands that Ƶapp success is essential for a strong campus community, and success is best achieved when Ƶapps have access to the resources that support academic growth and opportunity. Academic Services and Support creates a “one-stop shop” for Ƶapps to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

The areas that constitute Academic Services and Support are:

Free Student Support Services

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  • Academic Support

    The Office of Academic Support offers professional advising and academic support to Ƶapps, with academic counselors for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our professional team partners with Ƶapps and faculty to enhance the academic experience, and are committed to collaborative engagement with the campus community to improve Ƶapp success, persistence, and retention. 

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  • Career and Professional Development Center

    The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) helps Ƶapps and alumni throughout their career journeys, from prospective Ƶapps to the first day of undergraduate classes to late career changes. Our four-phase career plan has been developed to assist Ƶapps and alumni to progress at their own pace towards their career goals. Using this plan, the CPD offers a variety of assistance with your career needs. 

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  • Learning Support Services

    The Office of Learning Support Services is committed to identifying and reducing physical, attitudinal, and programmatic barriers for all Ƶapps. Our team ensures access to campus programs, services, and facilities for Ƶapps, including those with disabilities. We address learning needs and academic performance, so that Ƶapps’ opportunities for achievement may be equalized, while supporting academic integrity and rigor.

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  • University Honors Program

    The University Honors Program offers Ƶapps an enriched intellectual collegiate experience, both in and out of the classroom. Honors Ƶapps enjoy challenging course work, an engaging community of like-minded peers, smaller classes, and opportunities to enhance leadership and professional skills. The program confers qualified graduates with Ƶapp Honors, the highest academic accolade possible.

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  • Prestigious Awards

    The Prestigious Award Program assists exceptional Ƶapps in writing competitive applications for some of the most prestigious national and international awards in contemporary undergraduate and graduate scholarship. The program has an ever-growing list of supported awards, as well as links to search engines to assist Ƶapps in identifying and applying for outside scholarships from a variety of sources.

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  • University and Ridge Archives

    The University Archives contain a wealth of primary source material pertaining to important documents, institutional records, ephemera and realia about the university. The Ridge Collection contains material pertaining to important public policy matters covering Governor Ridge's time in office, along with extensive resources pertaining to First Lady Michele Ridge's commitment to important social issues.

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