Center for Student Success
Individualized Support for Individual Needs
Concordia College surrounds students with tools for success. The Center for Student Success (CSS) brings together people and resources to deliver a full spectrum of extra help. In person at The George House or by registering at CSS Online, students can receive academic support from peer tutors, peer mentors, staff, and faculty. Phone calls and video chats are also available.
Incoming students meet with members of the First-Year Advising Team to help you create class schedules, discuss activity options, review goals, and develop specific strategies as part of an Individualized Graduation Plan. Your advisor will help secure any necessary help you might need, so you can hit the ground running during the important initial year of college.
Strong communications start with the written word. The John Bahr writing center was created to offer any Concordia student free writing instruction and guidance. From research to final draft, the skills you develop at the Bahr Center are transferable across many classes and any communications project.
Concordia's Career Exploration Center makes the connection between academic experience and career. Resume preparation, mock interviews, one-on-one mentorship and much more: our students' careers begin here.
Because sometimes the best help you can receive is from others who’ve been right where you are, peer tutoring is a big part of the Concordia College Center for Student Success. Peer tutors are faculty-approved upper-class students.
We encourage students in their first year at Concordia to align with a mentor. A mentor is your connection to experience; to someone who's been there, can help expose you to aspects of the college and community you otherwise may not discover on your own. For academic help, adjustment counseling, and general guidance, a mentor can share wisdom and help motivate students to be their best.
Some students need a nudge now and then, and the Academic Progress Notice is one way we do that. Issued at mid-semester by the course instructor, progress reports are designed for the first-year student who has a low average or is otherwise in danger of failing a course. Once issued, a progress report automatically triggers a plan for improvement.
Each semester, Concordia College conducts seminars focusing on subjects designed to help students become better, more effective students. Led by professional staff and student academic mentors, seminar topics include study skills, writing skills, semester planning, time management, stress management and more.
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