Welcome to Academic Success
Confused about changing your major? Academic Success. Stressed out by your workload? Academic Success. Upset about something? Academic Success. It doesn’t matter if your question is about academics or social concerns, if it’s a big issue or a small matter, the Academic Success team is always here to listen and care for you.

academic success operates from a philosophy that holds all community members as vital and integral to the whole. Our purpose is to help all students succeed to graduation. Academic Success works to empower students through support and encouragement as intellectual members of Chowan University.

Located in on the third floor of the Columns Building, Academic Success seeks to:

Help students transition between home and university.
Promote student success by providing educational support and guidance.
Encourage freshmen success by providing mentoring services.
Challenge and support students academically, socially, and spiritually.
Increase retention-to-graduation with early intervention and life-skills strategies.
Review administrative processes (academic appeals and financial aid).

Early Alert
Academic Success utilizes a web-based early alert system entitled Aviso. This program provides the central framework for monitoring student progress. The faculty report class attendance and enter reports into Aviso for excessive absences, missing assignments, inattention, praises, and more. Members of the Academic Success team contact students by phone or email for resolution. For additional information contact Syble Shellito.

Student Success Coaching
The program is designed to lead students toward self-authorship in college and empowering students as they assimilate to university culture, learn life success skills, and become involved in life of the Chowan University community. The Success Coaching Program utilizes an interactive process which encourages and challenges students to create academic and professional goals. Students are selected and invited to participate in the mentoring program.

Academic Success is here to help students succeed during their time at Capital and beyond and is designed to be beneficial for all students, regardless of skill level or ability, to provide individualized support for learners.
Did you know that students who regularly participate in Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions generally earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants.

No matter how talented you are, sooner or later you're going to have questions. Like how to solve a pesky equation, take notes or better focus in class. The office of Academic Success helps traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult students to make the most of their learning experiences at Capital University.
At Academic Success we have one goal: to help you succeed. We’ll give you the services you need to shine in the classroom, in every subject and at every level.

Let us help you put together all the pieces of the puzzle.
AS Wheel
Peer Tutoring
Sometimes it’s easier to relate to another student. Academic Success has trained Peer Tutors who were top students in the courses they tutor. They can help you:

Get a stronger grasp of subject-area concepts
Review materials
Prepare for exams
Learn how to learn
Learn more about peer tutoring options.

Academic Coaching
College requires different skills than high school. You have to be a better time-manager, study more effectively and think in new ways.

Academic Coaching provides individualized assistance to students in an effort to help them enhance their existing study habits and develop more effective study strategies and behaviors.

Our Academic Coaches can help you with:

Time management
Note taking
Textbook reading and comprehension
Exam preparation and test-taking
Critical thinking
Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction(SI) is an academic support program aimed at historically challenging courses and is designed to increase student performance and retention. SI provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class peer-facilitated study and review sessions facilitated by trained SI Leaders.

SI assistance is open to all students enrolled in the course regardless of ability. SI sessions integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn,” meaning that the focus is on discovering how to apply appropriate study strategies in addition to reviewing content material. Students who regularly participate in SI sessions generally earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants.

Writing Center
The Academic Success Writing Center employs peer Writing Consultants (and one professional staff member) to provide writing consultations with students to assist them throughout all phases of the writing process for all writing assignments in all courses. Writing Consultants assist students with brainstorming, creating a thesis, developing and organizing their ideas, drafting, and revising.

Writing Center Goals:

To help students become more confident and informed readers and editors of their own writing
To help students develop strategies for identifying and addressing areas for improvement in their writing
To guide students in utilizing the writing process to better develop their writing
Study Strategies Resources
Being successful in college requires becoming an expert learner, which means not just studying harder, but studying smarter. The resources here will help you develop improved study strategies using proven techniques that are essential for student success.