Advising. The advising system provides general
academic advising for all students but is particularly designed to help
students with undeclared majors.
The Academic Information
Center (AIC), Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216, collects most online forms
(Declaration of Major, Change of Major, Declaration of Minor, Deletion,
and Transfer Credit). The Academic Information Center also
maintains students' permanent academic files. Students who need
one-on-one assistance in considering choice of majors can visit the
Advising Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-225. In the Advising Center,
students meet individually with a member of the dean's office staff to
discuss course selection, progress toward a major, graduation
requirements, or any other academic issue.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF). The
Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund program plays a vital
role in the lives of its students. In line with the mission of the
college, the program challenges students to develop an appreciation of
issues of community, diversity, and social responsibility; to take full
advantage of the academic and cultural enrichment opportunities
available throughout the university; and to seek leadership positions
in various campus organizations. EOF students generally come from
backgrounds that offer inadequate preparation for university life and
work. Professional staff provide academic, personal, financial aid, and
career counseling to support students as full participants in every
aspect of the college experience. During the academic year, the program
sponsors academic courses, workshops and service-leadership
opportunities through its student organization, Students- 4-Students.
Each summer, the program offers a five-week, precollege residential
program for incoming first-year students, including developmental
and/or credit-bearing courses, that prepares students for the
challenges of college-level work.
TRIO/Student Support Services. Student
Support Services (SSS), a federally funded TRIO program located in Lucy
Stone Hall, Room A-321, was created to increase the retention and
graduation rates of low-income, first-generation college students and
students with disabilities. The program provides a fully equipped
computer laboratory, one-on-one tutoring in most subjects, college
success seminars, a laptop computer loan program, and other programming
to promote student academic success. SSS is open five days a week, and
three weekday evenings until 9: 00 p.m.
Livingston Learning Center. The
Livingston Learning Center in Tillett Hall 111 offers a variety of
academic support services to all students interested in achieving
academic excellence. All services are free with unlimited access.
Professional staff assist students in mastering information-processing
skills and higher-level organizational skills. Assistance is available
in time management, note taking, text reading, test preparation, test
taking, and various other areas. Additional services include peer
academic tutoring (drop-in, by appointment, and online),
course-specific instruction groups, and writing assistance for courses
other than Rutgers Writing Program courses.
Writing Center. The
Writing Center functions in conjunction with some required writing
courses. Students in required writing courses also may seek assistance
on their own from the Writing Center, which is located in Lucy Stone
Hall, Room B-103.
Gateway Studies Program. The
Gateway Studies Program is a one-year program for students who need
support in developing college-level reading and writing skills.
Students are assigned to this program based on the results of the
University Placement Exams. Students enroll in small sections of
introductory courses in various academic disciplines such as history,
psychology, biology, and sociology, as well as in basic skills courses
in reading, writing, and mathematics. The class schedules and academic
performance of Gateway students are closely monitored by academic