Student Success Center
The mission of the Student Success Center at Judson University is to assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals. The SSC is an integrated approach combining curricular and co-curricular experiences so they serve students through a variety of resources both personalized and structured. These services help students embrace their potential to be effective ambassadors for Christ.
The goal of the Student Success Center at Judson University is to provide resources that are designed to:
- Support the academic mission of the institution
- Encourage the student to identify and attain personal goals
- Assist the student to identify and attain professional goals
The strategies used to provide the resources:
- Welcoming and supportive environment
- Reinforce student learning through:
- Writing Resources
- Individual and group peer tutoring
- Identifying Learning Skills
- English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring
- Test Proctoring
- Academic Advising Services
- Identification and management of disabilities - American with Disabilities Act (ADA
- Mentoring and coaching related to academic and personal needs
- Web based resources for resume writing
- Internship Assistance
- Bridge Program
The mission, goals and strategies of the Success Center empower the student to take responsibility and control of their academic progress based on their personal level of development and maturity. Students will be encouraged to reach their full potential by mastering the talents necessary to achieve their goals.
New students attend orientation sessions for several days prior to their first semester. Sessions include presentations by faculty and staff, social events, and registration. During their first semester, new freshman also take a three-hour course taught by various faculty members to assist them in adjusting to college life.
Prior to fall and spring semester, parents are invited to special programs to meet the president, faculty and other college personnel.
Students with Disabilities
Under the American Disabilities Act, (ADA) all student seeking special educational accommodations must provide current notice of the restricting condition to he college. All Clinician reports must be performed while you are an adult age (over the age of 18). The university may not accept Individual Education Plans (IEP's) from High School as current valid documentation under the ADA guidelines since students are identified as minors and children under the age of 18 while receiving IEP (K-12) services.
Colleges and universities are only required to accommodate a student's disability if the relevant school personnel are aware that the student has a current disability and the student has publicly stated their disability. If you seek a reasonable educational accommodation at Judson University, we must request current proof of your disability.
The most effective way to show that you are entitled to reasonable ADA accommodations in the current school term is to:
- Obtain a letter from a trained, licensed medical professional/clinician who is familiar with you and your type of disability and has completed applicable, supporting diagnostic tests that validate the specific disability.
- Obtain a licensed clinician's summary letter outlining the disability, test results and any confirmed, possible limitations to learning, and reasonable academic accommodations in order to meet the needs of the post-secondary coursework.
- Under ADA, reasonable accommodations or minor academic adjustments my include the following sample based on diagnostic test results:
- Allowable recording devices for class lectures
- Assigned note takers
- Audio book
- Extended time on tests (not to exceed time and 1/2)
- Testing in a quiet testing room
- Use of calculators (for Dyscalculia)
- Sign Language Interpreters for academic coursework
- The documentation must reflect your abilities and limitations at the academic Post-Secondary level at the time you request the accommodation.
- Please note: The post-secondary school does not have to make changes or adjustments that fundamentally alter the academic prescribed coursework or graduation requirements under ADA.
Therefore, in order to receive accommodations at Judson University, please seek updated documentation from the medical professional(s) who has most recently treated and performed diagnostic tests for your disability while over the age of 18.