Concerns may include: wanting to improve your GPA, want to do better in classes, not getting the grades you are capable of getting, concerns that you will be separated from the college for poor grades, concerns related to being on academic probation.
The College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) facilitates academic and individual success by providing advisement to all undergraduate students in a respectful, supportive, and confidential environment. We are committed to assisting undergraduate students with their academic needs by helping them find accurate academic information, opportunities to make the most of their undergraduate years, and solutions to academic problems.
Academic advisors see students for walk-ins and scheduled appointments. Common reasons for meeting with an advisor include:
- Planning a program for the next semester or the next few years
- Registration and dropping or adding courses
- Discussing degree requirements
- Learning about academic resources, such as tutoring
- Major, minor, and cluster declaration
- Advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, A-Level and Transfer Credit
- Planning for independent study
- Academic petitions, comment forms, praise forms and complaint forms
- Leave of Absence and withdrawal
- Take Five Scholars and KEY Program
- Academic planning specific to the needs of international students
- Special approvals: overloads, underloads, S/F option and graduate-level courses
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) strives to promote quality teaching and learning through a range of programs for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
CETL offers Arts, Science & Engineering faculty a series of workshops, a consulting service, a mini-grant program, and a repository of resources about designing, teaching, and evaluating courses.
Our program provides graduate students with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. Graduate students are also welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.
CETL supports undergraduate students with services that promote academic success, including course-specific collaborative workshops and study groups, study skills support, study zone, and a study skills course.
CETL offers academic honesty support, including educational outreach programming and confidential counseling for students, faculty, staff, and parents.
The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program, in concert with faculty across the college, builds a strong community of undergraduate and graduate writers, speakers, and researchers. Effective communication—including critical thinking, problem-solving, organization of ideas, and clarity, and power of expression—is of enormous importance both in academic and professional settings. Writing, speaking, and argument enables us to discover, develop, test, and share our ideas. Through communication, we see the truth, utility, or beauty of what we know, and make our knowledge have an impact on the world at large.
The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program leads the effort to familiarize students with key principles and strategies for becoming successful communicators across different modes and contexts. For both undergraduates and graduates, the program fosters a culture of open, honest, and critical communication.
- The primary writing requirement (PWR)
- Undergraduate and graduate courses
- English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP)
- Tutoring through the Writing and Speaking Center
- Upper-level writing support for faculty and instructors
- Graduate Writing Project (GWP)
- Annual Writing Colloquium Award
- Special writing events (UR Night to Write, Write-a-Thon, Inspiration Project)
Everyone experiences difficulties throughout their college experience, but speaking up and asking for support can enable you or a fellow peer to build resilience and thrive. CARE is here for all students at the UR. Whether you are seeking support for a friend, or yourself, we encourage you to submit a CARE Referral to connect with appropriate forms of support and resources to maintain wellness and achieve goals.
CARE can be of assistance by supplying students with options for support while also aiding individuals who support the student in need.
At Rochester, the CARE Network helps to identify students in, or heading toward, distress. With timely and appropriate support, we can ensure our students have access to the resources and services they need to thrive. As members of the UR community, we rely on you—the eyes and ears of our campus—to help make sure our students are supported.
Mindful Coaching to help students learn practical skills to manage stress, anxiety, difficulty focusing/sleeping to set and reach their goals with more balance and ease.