Academic Support Services

The Academic Affairs Office provides a variety of resources to support all W&J students in their academic development. Among the resources which are available are the following:

  • Peer-Assisted Learning: The PAL program provides coordinated academic assistance to students taking courses at W&J. Students can receive general assistance on issues such as study skills, effective note-taking, time management, test-taking strategies, and stress management. Students can also receive more specific assistance linked to particular courses or academic skill areas. PAL services are available for all W&J students; these services are designed to help students improve their academic performance.
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The Academic Affairs Office works with students to provide necessary accommodations for students with documented disabilities (either physical or learning). Academic Affairs also works with students to develop learning strategies in pursuit of independence and self-advocacy.
  • Scholarship/Fellowship Assistance: Academic Affairs with students who are applying for post-graduate prizes, awards, and fellowships. The Career Services Office provides information and logistical assistance for students and assists with essay revisions and mock interviews.
  • Cultural and Intellectual Opportunities are available through various departments and provide an array of opportunities for students who want additional cultural and intellectual stimulation. Among the opportunities are the Magellan Project, the Freshman Honorary Society, cultural events both on campus and in Pittsburgh, and support for students who wish to attend academic conferences.

These services are available to all W&J students. Students can contact their advisor for more information about any of these services.