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Academic Skills Counseling

Academic Skills Counselors work with students individually or in small groups to strengthen abilities or make referrals to other qualified personnel on campus.  They help students develop individualized study strategies that focus on:

  • Time management
  • Textbook reading
  • Note-taking
  • Learning and memory strategies
  • Exam preparation
  • Test taking
The Academic Skills Counselors also assist students in understanding university policies and pre-advising for course registration.

Academic Monitoring
Written reports are received from instructors 4 and 8 weeks into the semester updating ASC of a student's progress. Many students will be monitored because of their University status (Athletics, Probation, Campus Access Services). Any undergraduate at the University of New Haven may request to be monitored by an Academic Skills Counselor.


Freshman Experience Seminar
The Freshman Experience Seminar is a one-credit seminar required for graduation of all first-time freshmen. The seminar is designed to assist first-time students in making the transition from high school to college through classroom discussions and experiential activities. Students will be introduced to many of the campus resources and are required to meet with their Academic Advisor. 

Click here to find out more about the Freshmen Experience Seminar and other First Year Programs.

Developmental Mentoring Program
Classroom instructors in both the Math and English fundamental courses act as mentors to their students in and outside the classroom.  The program is designed to assist students with developing the skills necessary to succeed at college level Math and/or English.  Instructors meet with their students to review progress reports from other courses and provide referrals to support services when necessary.