Student Academic Services

Student Academic Services provides academic support, special advising, and related services to all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Conservatory of Music. In addition to the services provided to all students, focused services are directed to first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities through a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Academic services coordinated by the Office of Student Academic Services include workshops, credit-bearing courses, tutoring, and individual academic sessions.

 

Overview and Mission Statement

Student Academic Services at Oberlin College provides comprehensive support through Learning Assistance Programs and Guidance Services. Services are available to all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Conservatory of Music. Focused services are provided for low-income students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and other students typically underrepresented in higher education. Our mission is to maximize the academic success and persistence to graduation of all students at Oberlin College. Realizing its continuing commitment to equal educational opportunity, Oberlin College maintains an academic community that is culturally and economically diverse. The Office of Student Academic Services contributes to this mission by helping students maximize their learning opportunities and assisting them in their personal growth.

By focusing on the needs of individual students and offering academic support, special advising, and other services, the office strives to increase the retention and graduation rate of all students enrolled at Oberlin. The professional staff seeks to provide academic and guidance services to help all students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music to develop the skills and attitudes that have proven beneficial to students in their pursuit of excellence at Oberlin.

Administration of the Student Support

Since 1972 when Oberlin College received its first SSS grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Student Academic Services has administered a grant that provides a special services to students (U.S. citizens) whose parents did not complete a four-year U.S. college degree, whose families qualify under the federal low-income guidelines, and to students with disabilities. These services include instruction and monitoring for academic success, special programming and assigning peer liaisons to eligible first year students.