Achieve your highest level of academic achievement

The Center for Student Success is committed to ensuring all students have access, opportunities, and resources to achieve their highest level of academic achievement.  Our programs, activities, and services support the educational objectives of the faculty and College by emphasizing personal and practical skill development so students become engaged, informed, and confident learners.

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success provides academic advising support, academic success programs, and access and accommodation services. We also oversee our three academic support centers:

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Academic Advising

Academic advising support is provided to all students.  Your academic advisor will help you develop an academic and co-curricular plan that prepares you to achieve your educational and life goals.  You will learn about campus resources, academic opportunities, and program and College graduation requirements.  If you are interested in careers in the health fields, our pre-professional health program coordinator will help you make informed decisions regarding pre-professional preparation.

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To help you succeed in your courses, our academic success programs provide a range of support including individual tutoring, structured study groups, academic skills workshops, and supplemental peer-led instruction programs.  Additional assistance is provided in our Writing CenterSpeaking Center and Math Resource Center.

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Student Disability Services

If you have a documented physical, emotional and/or learning disability, our office works with you so you are provided access and support to pursue your educational goals and participate in the activities of the College. 

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Meet our Staff

Marguerite Degenhardt

Pre-Professional Health Program Coordinator
Academic Support Services
+1 630 637 5999
Stephanie Zobac

Associate Director of Academic Advising; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
Academic Support Services
+1 630 637 5150
Jennifer Smith

Associate Professor of English; Chair, Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences
+1 630 637 5294
Samantha Jagust
Samantha Jagust

Academic Advisor
Academic Support Services
+1 630 637 5583
Jodi Weaver

Academic Advisor; Coordinator, Student Disability Services
Academic Support Services
+1 630 637 5149

Explore Our Programs

Wherever you are in your lifelong pursuit of knowledge and professional advancement, we have a program for you. We continually add innovative graduate programs, as well, to suit your ambitions for deeper study and specialized careers. You can travel, conduct research, intern, work and participate in high-impact practices that make the most of your college experience. We welcome you to start exploring.

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